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Four Reasons Why Awards are Less in Canada than the USA

A Canadian courtroom never looks like the American television courtroom. Heated courtroom battles where lawyers dressed in business suits yell at each other using theatrical outbursts to persuade the jury and breathless investigators run into the courtroom at the 11th hour with a newly discovered piece of evidence, culminating in the court ordering a multi-million dollar medical malpractice award for the plaintiff - that doesn't happen in Canada. Of course some of this excitement is purely tv-land drama, but some of it can be explained by the differences in our legal systems.

How Often do Hospitals Make Mistakes that Harm Patients?

We get a number of calls in our office from patients (or their family members) who have suffered injuries during their hospital admission which have caused them significant disabilities, or in some cases, death. How often does this occur and what causes these injuries? New reporting requirements in Ontario aim to shed light on this serious issue.

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