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By: Alan Farrer

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 general interest to all lawyers and expert witnesses in Ontario.



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A recent warning about the problems that can arise when oxytocin is used to induce labour will hopefully lead medical professionals to reconsider how the drug is used in Canadian hospitals, says Toronto medical malpractice lawyer Aleks Mladenovic.



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A recent Ontario Superior Court decision ordering a doctor to pay a stroke victim $15 million in damages highlights a trend in medical negligence cases where the number of claims is shrinking, but financial compensation to plaintiffs continues to grow, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Aleks Mladenovic.



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An Ontario Superior Court justice has found a Peterborough surgeon negligent in his treatment of a six-year-old boy who, in having a pebble removed from his ear, suffered severe damage to his middle ear and facial nerve, causing hearing loss and facial paralysis, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Aleks Mladenovic.



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