Understanding medical malpractice

  • September 26, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • medical malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawyer, medical malpractice lawyers, Ontario personal injury lawyers, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
In the coming weeks, we’ll ask lawyers at Will Davidson LLP to discuss some of the firm’s focal practice areas, such as personal injury, slip-and-fall, and disability claims. Today, we’re discussing medical malpractice claims, a challenging variety of personal injury law that Will Davidson lawyers have been prosecuting for more than 90 years. Q: What
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Get your kids to and from school safely this fall

  • September 13, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, cycling injury, pedestrian injury, personal injury, road safety, Toronto personal injury lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
For Ontario’s families, September is a flurry of activity: the days are cooler, vacations are over, and, most importantly, the kids are back in the classroom, meeting new friends and learning new things. As our frantic schedules get back under way, of course, safety risks tend to emerge. According to Allstate Insurance Canada, the first
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Ontario has made progress on regulating home inspectors

  • August 29, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • home inspection, property law, property lawyer, real estate, Toronto property lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
Purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions a person can make. It takes time, careful consideration, and a significant financial investment. That’s why prospective homebuyers in the GTA hire experienced Toronto property lawyers to help them through the complex purchasing process, including home inspections. Most homebuyers don’t have the unique expertise required
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Purdue Pharma agrees to OxyContin settlement, but is it fair?

  • August 22, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • medical malpractice, medication error, opioid, oxycontin, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, product liability lawyer, Purdue Pharma, Will Davidson LLP,
Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, a powerful, highly addictive, and widely-prescribed painkiller, agreed to settle a national class-action lawsuit earlier this year. The settlement, which is the result of a ten-year legal battle waged by product liability lawyers, will pay $20-million to plaintiffs across Canada, including $2-million to provincial healthcare providers. OxyContin, along with
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Health Canada receives hundreds of sunscreen complaints

  • August 8, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • banana boat, burn injury, chemical burn, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, product liability, product liability lawyer, sunscreen, Will Davidson LLP,
This May, Health Canada began receiving unusual complaints about sunscreen causing burns rather than preventing them. The victims ranged from three months to 30-years-old and were located across Canada, but each complained about Banana Boat sunscreen and the painful, sometimes quite extensive burns it caused. The case has caught the interest of product liability lawyers
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Can lower speed limits reduce traffic fatalities in Toronto?

  • August 1, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, pedestrian injury, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, road safety, speed limit, Toronto, Toronto personal injury lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
In Toronto’s downtown east end, in the area surrounding the intersection of Queen St East and Carlaw Ave, parents are concerned about road safety. The neighbourhood’s population has swelled in recent years, resulting in more traffic and, according to residents, more instances of speeding and reckless driving. “Crossing the street you feel like you’re taking
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Does Ontario’s motorcycle licensing process put riders at risk?

  • July 25, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, motorcycle, motorcycle accident, motorcycle accident lawyer, motorcycle accident lawyers, motorcycle licensing, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, road safety, Will Davidson LLP,
Motorcyclists – and motorcycle accident lawyers – understand that there is an inherent risk to sharing Ontario’s streets with larger vehicles. When collisions between motorcycles and cars or trucks occur, motorcyclists are at a significantly higher risk of serious injury. Indeed, a recent spate of motorcycle fatalities across the province – including four deaths in
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In late June, a young patient of Guelph Dental Associates, which also operates under the name Growing Smiles, became ill with a bacterial infection after a visit to the dentist. The child’s parents alerted Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, which investigated and found that the clinic’s employees were not properly sterilizing their instruments. The clinic is shut
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Is driving while tired as dangerous as driving while drunk?

  • July 18, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, car accident lawyers, injury lawyers, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, road safety, Will Davidson LLP,
Most Canadians would never consider driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Since elementary school, we’ve been taught that doing so puts yourself and others at significant risk of catastrophic injury or death. Recently, road safety advocates, law enforcement officials, and car accident lawyers have worked to emphasize the dangers of distracted driving
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Understanding the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits

  • July 11, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • Ontario personal injury lawyer, personal injury, personal injury lawsuit, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, statute of limitations, Will Davidson LLP,
Personal injury lawsuits in Ontario are subject to time limitations under the province’s Limitations Act, 2002, which dictates that civil action, in most cases, must be filed within two years of the date of loss or injury. Why does this rule exist? Are there exceptions? And what advice do personal injury lawyers provide regarding the
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Cyclist safety remains a concern in Toronto

  • July 4, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • cycling, cycling accident, cycling injury, cycling injury lawyer, cycling injury lawyers, cycling Toronto, Personal Injury Lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
Cycling safety is a perennial topic of debate in the City of Toronto, particularly in the wake of serious accidents. In late May the issue once again came into focus after a five-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car while biking on a downtown pathway. Cyclists are inherently at risk in large cities
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Supreme Court makes major decision on mental injury

  • June 27, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • court ruling, mental injury, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
A unanimous Supreme Court of Canada decision has offered hope to victims of mental injury, and the personal injury lawyers that represent them. In Saadati v. Moorhead, Justice Russell Brown “broke with 600 years of common law and held that both forms of personal injury – physical and mental – must enjoy equal protection,” wrote
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University of Alberta research brings hope for spinal cord injury victims

  • June 13, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • catastrophic injury lawyer, disability, Ontario personal injury lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer, spinal cord injury, spinal cord injury lawyer, spinal injury lawyer, Toronto personal injury lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
Neuroscientists at the University of Alberta recently made significant discoveries about spinal injuries which could lead to new treatment options. Specifically, the research focused on the role blood flow and oxygen play in motor function post-injury. Healthcare workers and spinal cord injury lawyers are understandably excited about the potential of this new information. “The biggest
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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

  • June 1, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
Each June, Canadian brain injury advocacy groups, healthcare professionals, and brain injury lawyers recognize Brain Injury Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness of the prevalence and severity of this common affliction. “Brain injuries can range from mild to catastrophic, but all brain injuries can have lasting effects,” said Ruth Wilcock, Executive Director of the
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Road safety remains an issue in Toronto

  • May 30, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, cycling accident, cyclist, pedestrian safety, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, road safety, Toronto, vulnerable road user, Will Davidson LLP,
Canada’s largest city, Toronto, is home to more than 2.7-million people, making it the fourth most populous city in North America. Every day, City Hall must ensure each of those people can get from point-A to point-B, a monumental undertaking. As the city’s population surges, the dangers of traveling in Toronto have become apparent to
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What to do after an automobile accident

  • May 23, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
You’ve just been in a car accident: your head is spinning; you’re scrambling to assess the damage to your car and checking to ensure no passengers are seriously injured. In all likelihood, carefully collecting evidence from the scene of the crash won’t be your first priority, but doing so can greatly improve your chances of
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