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

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

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>

Did the Court of Appeal Clean up the Rule 53 Expert Mess?

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

May 5, 2015

April 26th, 2015 As a lawyer practicing in litigation for almost 20 years I have rarely been happier to see a Court of Appeal decision as I have with the recent decision in Westerhof v. Gee Estate 2015 ONCA 206. A simple 2010 rule change in our Civil Procedure book blew up into such a […] READ MORE>

Has the Court of Appeal eliminated the impact of Rule 49 offers?

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

February 24, 2015

February 24, 2015 As a general rule in Ontario personal injury lawsuits, the loser pays the legal costs of the winning side. Rule 49 of the Rules of Civil Procedure deals with offers to settle which can reverse the standard “winner takes all” approach to costs. Typically if you offer to settle a case for $X […] READ MORE>

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