Insurance Coverage for Medical Marijuana/Cannabis

Deanna Gilbert The use of marijuana and cannabis for medical purposes has become a “hot topic” as of late, particularly as the Canadian government sets to legalize recreational marijuana in July 2018.  As a personal injury lawyer, I have noticed more and more clients turning away from “conventional” opioid, anti-inflammatory, and anti-depressant prescription medication for the treatment … Continued

Birth Trauma Litigation: Proving the Cause of Newborn Neurologic Injury

May 30, 2017

Richard Halpern, best personal injury lawyer Toronto 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

Attendant Care Benefits: The Importance of Documenting Economic Loss

Deanna Gilbert In April of 2017, the appeal decision of Delegate Rogers in MVACF v. Barnes was released. The decision will be troublesome for many families who provide attendant care to their injured love ones in a non-professional capacity. To understand the importance of the decision, the February 1, 2014 amendment to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule … Continued

When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

February 28, 2017

hiring a personal injury lawyer If you have been in a car accident, when is the best time to hire a personal injury lawyer? Following a car accident, you will likely find yourself very quickly hearing from various insurance companies. The easiest way to respond to them is to tell them to speak with your lawyer and if you have … Continued

Handling Bad Behaviour and Difficult Personalities at Mediation

Presented at Osgoode Professional Development Program | Successful Advocacy in Tort and Personal Injury Mediations | February 15-16, 2017

Wendy Moore Mandel, personal injury lawyer in Toronto Lawyers have a long-established reputation for being difficult and behaving badly.  Some might say that lawyers are inherently difficult and often behave badly because it is expected (even required) of them in order to effectively advocate for their clients. The poor reputation of lawyers is undeserved, and good lawyers recognize that effective advocacy is never … Continued