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August 31, 2016

On Settling Case Over Bextra

I settled a case for a client against pharma giant Pfizer. While taking Bextra at a high dosage, the client’s husband had a devastating stroke. This happened a few years ago, and soon after Bextra and related drug Celebrex were withdrawn from the market. The class actions in the United States and […]
August 31, 2016

Conspiracy Of Silence Bars Access To Justice In Medical Cases

One of the tough jobs a medical malpractice lawyer has is to find qualified medical experts who are willing to testify against their colleagues. This has been described as the “conspiracy of silence” among physicians and surgeons. The job of finding testifying doctors has become easier lately. CanLNC Experts has […]
August 31, 2016

Those Who Fail To Learn From The Mistakes Of History Are Doomed To Repeat Them

The title of this blog is the reason for reminding ourselves of the cascade of negligent failures which resulted in the loss of the Ocean Ranger off Newfoundland shores in 1982. An important work was published by Nova Scotia native Susan Dodd, called “The Ocean Ranger: Remaking the Promise of Oil”. […]
August 31, 2016

Admission To Hospital Carries Battlefield Risk Of Death

Here is a recent study which gives new meaning to the idea that being a patient in a hospital is like being in a battle. The Alliance for Natural Health International has compared a variety of health risks. It demonstrated that the risk of dying from in-hospital preventable injuries is equal […]
August 31, 2016

Eight Year Old Girl Falls During Hide-And-Seek, Parents Sue United Church

Suing a church? A case of lawsuits run amuck? Before leaping to conclusions, consider a few facts. The game of hide-and-seek was supervised at an afterschool program provided by the United Church in the church hall.  The lights in the hall were turned out to add excitement to the game.  Approximately […]