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Year: 2015

What everyone should know about concussions

December 22nd, 2015 in Brain Injuries

In the course of the last few years, concussions have received a lot of attention. While many readers may have heard the term used, it is possible they may not know exactly what it is. In this post we will…

Could snow tires prevent car accidents in the winter?

December 15th, 2015 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

Most people in Toronto, Ontario, want to do everything they can to prevent motor vehicle accidents from occurring. While there are some things, such as driving sober and the right speed for the circumstances, that involve the actions of the…

Med mal case filed for failure to refer to psychologist settles

December 8th, 2015 in Medical Malpractice

When some people think about medical malpractice lawsuits they likely think about ways in which physical illnesses or injuries are misdiagnosed or not treated properly. There are situations however where patients might file a claim for issues related to the…

Statistics regarding hospital safety in Canada not easy to access

November 20th, 2015 in Medical Malpractice

When many people feel ill or are hurt they believe the best place to be is a hospital. While much of the time this is true and medical providers can help these individuals feel better or possibly even recover completely,…

Tips for preventing fatal car accidents this winter

November 16th, 2015 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

As the weather in Ottawa starts to change, residents should bear in mind winter weather presents driving challenges that don’t exist other times of the year. In some situations these challenges could lead to motor vehicle accidents occurring. Being prepared…

Kids with incomplete spinal injury may receive treatment funds

November 6th, 2015 in Spinal Cord Injuries

Following a spinal cord injury most people focus on securing the best possible care. This is important because in some situations that treatment can lead to significant improvements of the injured person’s condition, enabling them to use parts of their…

Medical settings not immune to infliction of brain injuries

November 3rd, 2015 in Brain Injuries

While a traumatic accident of some sort may be the first thing that comes to mind when someone thinks about how brain injuries are suffered, the reality is there are many things that could result in this sometimes devastating injury….

Clip found in woman highlights existence of ‘never event’

October 23rd, 2015 in Medical Malpractice

There is no question that under some circumstances, undergoing a surgery is the best course of action. Depending on the medical condition one is living with, an operation could result in a great improvement to the patient’s health. Unfortunately, this…

Some vehicles are safer than others when it comes to teen drivers

October 19th, 2015 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

Most parents in Ottawa will do whatever it takes to keep their children safe while in a vehicle. What that entails will vary depending on the age of the child. For teenagers who have their driver’s licence, the type of…

Addressing diagnostic errors in health care

October 9th, 2015 in Medical Malpractice

It is fair to say that when a patient goes to the doctor for help with a medical condition, he or she is relying upon that medical professional to provide a certain level of care. Unfortunately this is sometimes more…

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