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- Overcrowding in Ontario Hospitals Continues to Worry Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers have been concerned about Ontario’s hospital overcrowding issue for several years. Overcrowding puts hospital workers under added pressure and forces them to treat patients in what the province calls “unconventional spaces” such as hallways, staff room … Read more »
- Sepsis and Medical Malpractice
A recent study co-authored by University of British Columbia professor Dr. Niranjan Kissoon calls sepsis ‘the leading cause of death worldwide,’ according to a UBC release. The study determined that nearly 49 million people were diagnosed with sepsis in 2017, leading to roughly 11 million deaths. It … Read more »
- Hospital Overcrowding, Acquired Infections, and Medical Malpractice
Last month, the CBC reported that 28-year-old Kendal Winegarden, a patient at University Hospital in London, Ontario, was placed in a conference room for eight hours while recovering from surgery. Treating patients in unorthodox locations has become common in Ontario as hospitals around the province … Read more »
- What is Surgical Malpractice, and How Can a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Help?
A major surgical operation is one of the most serious procedures a hospital patient can experience, and injuries sustained during surgeries or during post-operative care can be lifechanging. Unfortunately, traumatic injuries due to surgical negligence can and do occur in Canada. Read on for informat … Read more »
- Delayed and missed diagnoses cause pain, suffering, and medical malpractice lawsuits
Last summer, 75-year-old Karel Pekarek visited two British Columbia emergency rooms over five days complaining of severe stomach pain. In both events, doctors ordered blood tests, diagnosed him with constipation, suggested laxatives, and sent him home. It wasn’t until late July, following a third em … Read more »