In late November 2019, Paul McGivern, Q.C. joined two other top medical negligence lawyers from across Canada to share their knowledge with about 250 Alberta nurses. The all-day conference, presented in Calgary and Edmonton, was entitled Documentation: Your Best Defence. The program was aimed at educating nurses about the critical importance of documentation – with
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Pacific Medical Law is proud to announce that Paul McGivern has been appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC). This prestigious recognition is bestowed on lawyers for their excellence in the practice of law, their leadership and their dedication to the legal system. Recommendations for QC appointments are made by a committee of esteemed panelists, including the Chief
Babies are cooled immediately after birth if they have hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). HIE is a condition that occurs when an infant’s brain is deprived of oxygen. It is a significant cause of death and long-term disability in infants. The severity of the infant’s HIE determines his or her risk of cognitive impairment and disability.
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) recently published a report indicating that Canada is falling behind the international average when it comes to patient safety. The recent report analyzes health care statistics from the 36 member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Canada compares well in the area of non-medical
Doctor have a duty to act with the utmost loyalty and good faith when dealing with their patients, and must never allow their personal interests to conflict with their professional duty. This duty is called a “fiduciary duty.” In this article Andrea Donaldson reviews a number of infamous lawsuits in which physicians breached this duty,