Birth Injury

04
Jun 2017

Last week the Supreme Court of Canada released a decision which will have a significant impact on injury claims in Nova Scotia and across Canada. In Saadati v. Moorhead, the judges unanimously...

08
May 2017

It’s fair to say that the majority of Nova Scotians have some kind of involvement with social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Insurance companies know this and are increasingly using it as a means of denying legitimate injury claims. If you are injured and are involved in the injury claim...

01
Apr 2017

As experienced medical malpractice lawyers, we are often approached by Nova Scotia patients who feel that they've been injured through the negligence of their doctor or nurse. Where the allegedly negligent treatment was several years ago, one...

08
Mar 2017

Brain injuries are unfortunately common for Nova Scotians. The brain is particularly vulnerable to injury in car accidents, birth trauma, falls, workplace accidents, etc. The Brain...

28
Nov 2016

The impacts of having a newborn born with cerebral palsy are traumatic to new parents in Nova Scotia. The first years are often spent in search of community resources and finding ways to adjust to the care needs their beloved child. A potential medical malpractice suit is often not on the top of the...

01
Nov 2016

In any legal case, the “burden of proof” (also known as the “standard” or “onus” of proof) is the level of proof required for the person bringing the case forward to prove the liability of the defendant. Making allegations does not in itself prove a case. Cases must be proved through the...

07
Apr 2016

Nova Scotia cerebral palsy lawyers help families and children who have cerebral palsy caused by medical malpractice. Unfortunately, doctors, nurses and hospitals do not always provide the parents with the real reasons that cause their child’s brain damage and other medical problems.  When a baby is injured prior to birth, during labor and delivery, or after birth due to a medical mistake, it...