Proving the cause of newborn neurologic injury in birth trauma litigation, an essential step to a successful lawsuit, is both complex and challenging. Determining causation begins with the newborn’s brain. The areas of the brain affected, the pattern of brain injury and the evolution of injury all provide vital information about the mechanism of injury and the timing of … Continued
Thomson, Rogers’ personal injury lawyer Kate Cahill, provides tips on how to manage medical malpractice and products liability cases at the Will Davidson Products Liability Litigation Conference. View PowerPoint Presentation: Tips on Managing a Medical Malpractice/Products Liability Case
Every year a number of newborns, small but significant in absolute terms, suffer avoidable brain injury during labour and delivery caused by poor obstetrical care. The losses are serious, with many suffering profound disability from cerebral palsy. Many have winnable cases, yet few are pursued. More is needed to overcome the medical and legal obstacles … Continued
Paper and accompanying presentation provide healthcare professionals with a deeper understanding of how their observations and opinions as experts may be used to advance a personal injury case.
The Ontario Court of Appeal released its much anticipated decision in Moore v. Getahun. The case dealt with circumstances surrounding allegedly negligent medical care following a motorcycle accident. However, it was the rulings by the trial judge about the legal effect of communications between trial counsel and an expert witness that made this case of … Continued