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- Toronto Doctor Loses Licence After Inducing Labour Without Consent
Informed consent is the backbone of the doctor-patient relationship in Ontario. The 1996 Health Care Consent Act requires that physicians fully explain all procedures and treatments available to a patient, as well as any potential risks and benefits so that a patient can make a decision armed with a … Read more »
- Could the Use of ‘Black Boxes’ in Operating Rooms Assist in Malpractice Cases?
Surgical and other hospital errors are unfortunately a common occurrence in Canada. A 2004 study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal called “The Canadian Adverse Events Study”, found that 187,500 out of 2.5 million patients admitted each year to Canadian acute care hospitals experi … Read more »
- Research Suggests New Methods of Improving Walking Ability of Children with Spastic CP
A new study from Northwestern University Medical School may have found a new method of helping children with spastic cerebral palsy learn how to be more mobile. What is Spastic Cerebral Palsy? Spastic cerebral palsy is the most common form of cerebral palsy (CP). It is associated with motor control … Read more »
- Do Patients Suffering from Medical Errors Face a Rigged System?
People suffering from pain, facing surgical procedures or delivering children regularly put their health and welfare into the hands of their treating physicians and other medical staff. When errors are made, the outcome can be life or death, and the spectrum in between can include injuries and condi … Read more »
- SRE Successfully Defends Right to Solicitor-Client Privilege in Wrongful Birth Case
Sommers Roth and Elmaleh is currently representing the plaintiffs (a mother and her child) in a civil case seeking damages for wrongful birth. The defendants recently brought a motion seeking the production of documents that would normally be protected under the principle of solicitor-client privile … Read more »