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The Link between Cerebral Palsy and Medical Malpractice

This post was written by Andrea Girones:
Brachial plexus injury

November 16, 2017

Cerebral palsy, a permanent neurological syndrome, has many causes. However one undeniable cause is lack of oxygen at birth. The deprivation of oxygen (asphyxia), can cause brain tissue to die (ischemia) leading to permanent cognitive and physical disabilities. Lack of oxygen- was it preventable? Whether the brain damage was caused by the medical negligence of […] READ MORE>

Erb’s palsy- Can it be prevented? Sadly Yes…

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September 28, 2017

September 2017- Nothing prepares a parent for the shock that their new born baby has a severe nerve injury. Many parents are overwhelmed by concern for their child and only later do they think back to “how did this happen and could it have been prevented?” With most birth brachial plexus injuries (BBPI), also known […] READ MORE>

Are Long Term Disability Settlements Deductible From Other Awards?

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

May 5, 2017

In my experience working here in Ottawa many of my clients have  extensive medical benefits including long term disability benefit coverege. They may also have benefits from their accident benefits car insurance company (SABS) and they may also have a claim for lost income from a car accident law suit. Typically these kinds of court […] READ MORE>

Dog Walkers Beware! Important Dog Bite Decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal

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February 8, 2017

February 8th, 2017    So this is not a headline I ever thought I would write!  But a recent appeal court decision has dramatically changed the landscape for this kind of incident and created a whole new risk for dog walkers and kennel owners everywhere! In Ontario the Dog Owners Liability Act (DOLA) makes an […] READ MORE>

Civil Lawyers Raise the Alarm on Case Delays.

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

January 9, 2017

A recent experience at Girones Lawyers exemplifies the difficulties that civil plaintiffs are experiencing with our legal system. A longstanding trial date for a 6 week  medical malpractice trial commencing this February had to be cancelled due to a shortage of available Judges. In this case, a severely disabled child is left waiting for a new […] READ MORE>

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