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Year: 2015

Woman injured in bus and train crash sues for breach of contract

October 2nd, 2015 in Brain Injuries

Readers may remember the 2013 accident involving a Via Rail train and an OC Transpo bus. The double-decker bus and train collided, killing a total of five and leaving others injured. While other individuals have filed personal injury lawsuits against…

Canadian doctor creates ‘black box’ for surgeries

September 26th, 2015 in Medical Malpractice

Whether we choose to think about it or not, all too often mistakes are made by surgeons and other medical personnel in the operating room in the course of a medical procedure.  While in some cases measures may be taken…

CFL facing lawsuits for brain injuries suffered by former players

September 20th, 2015 in Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can occur in a variety of situations including car accidents and falls. They can also happen while someone is playing sports. Professional athletes are not immune to this. Readers may be aware of the class action lawsuit brought…

Properly securing children in vehicles may reduce accident deaths

September 7th, 2015 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

With so many vehicles on Toronto area roads it is seemingly inevitable that car accidents will occur. When they do, the outcome can be devastating injuries. Sometimes those injuries are so severe that they result death. While this is a…

Donation leads to creation of spinal research chair position

August 29th, 2015 in Spinal Cord Injuries

Individuals who reside in Ottawa and suffer from spinal injuries could benefit from a research chair recently created at an area hospital, which will focus on finding a cure for the injury. The chair, which will reside at the Ottawa…

Can you be fired for one act of misconduct? The courts say: Maybe!

August 27th, 2015 in Employment & Severance

Employment lawyers receive calls from employees who have been fired for “cause” or from employers that think they have “cause” to fire an employee. These calls put us in the position of having to explain the difference between “cause” versus “without cause” termination. The difference is significant for one essential reason. In without cause terminations, […]

Can eye movement indicate a concussion?

August 23rd, 2015 in Brain Injuries

In most cases when someone is injured, the sooner their condition is diagnosed, the better, as it allows for proper treatment to quickly be provided. This is certainly true where concussions are concerned and the results of a recent study…

What happens when someone suffers a spinal injury?

August 3rd, 2015 in Spinal Cord Injuries

Readers are likely well aware how devastating a spinal cord injury could be. Partial or total paralysis of one’s body is an outcome that few can imagine having to adapt to. Sadly, people find that they are in this situation…

Could administration of an antibody help in TBI recovery?

July 26th, 2015 in Brain Injuries

Those who suffer a traumatic brain injury potentially face difficulties not only in the short-term, but possibly later in life as well. This could be true even if someone seems to fully recover from the condition. Specifically, studies indicate someone…

Use of stems cells to treat spinal injury shows promise in study

July 4th, 2015 in Spinal Cord Injuries

There are many injuries that could occur as a result of an accident. Those that impact the spine are often particularly devastating and could result in someone being unable to use his or her limbs ever again. Researchers are continually…

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