Ontario passes Rowan’s Law concussion prevention legislation

  • March 27, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • brain injury, brain injury lawyer, brain injury lawyers, concussion, Personal Injury Lawyer, Rowan's Law,
On March 6, coaches, parents, safety advocates and brain injury lawyers celebrated as Ontario passed Rowan’s Law, a piece of legislation designed to protect young athletes from the dangers of concussion. The bill was named in memory of Rowan Stringer, a 17-year-old Ottawa girl who passed away in May 2013 after suffering multiple head injuries
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Across Canada, brain injuries usher in a new reality for survivors

  • March 20, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • brain injury, brain injury lawyer, concussion, head injury, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
Brain injuries can change lives. When a person suffers a serious brain injury in a motor vehicle collision, slip and fall accident, sporting event, or any other scenario, they and their family will be forced to confront a new reality. Unfortunately, despite the fact that brain injuries are quite common across Canada, many survivors are
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Ontario Superior Court Improves Protections for Brain Injury Victims

  • January 30, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • brain injury, brain injury lawyer, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
As any experienced brain injury lawyer can attest, each traumatic brain injury (TBI) is unique, and the symptoms of TBIs vary widely from case to case. Brain injuries can cause severe physical effects, such as comas, loss of consciousness, loss of sensation in the body’s extremities, increased risk of stroke and seizure, loss of balance,
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Should your kids play hockey?

  • November 21, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • brain injury, brain injury lawyers, concussion, CTE, hockey, Ken Dryden, personal injury, personal injury lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
With the NHL and youth hockey seasons now underway, parents across Ontario are grappling with an important question: is hockey safe enough for my child to play? A growing body of evidence suggests that Canada’s national obsession puts kids at risk of various injuries, especially concussions. As a result, a diverse group of stakeholders including
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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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More research is needed to understand concussions in women

  • January 31, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • accident, brain injury, brain injury lawyer, concussion, head injury, head injury lawyer, injury lawyer, Ontario personal injury lawyer, personal injury, personal injury law, Personal Injury Lawyer, slip and fall, slip and fall lawyer, Toronto personal injury lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
Concussions are a deeply misunderstood injury. Their symptoms can be vague, they are notoriously difficult to diagnose, and they are burdened with the stigma of not being particularly ‘serious.’ In the world of professional sports, concussions were until recently viewed as minor injuries, annoyances that tougher athletes would happily play through. While savvy researchers, brain
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