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Congratulations to Jillian Gamez

Weir Bowen LLP would like to congratulate Jillian Gamez on receipt of the fifth annual Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) Edmonton Recognition Award.

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Raun v Shumborski, 2019 ABQB 823

On October 25, 2019 the Honourable Mr. Justice Douglas R Mah released his decision in Raun v Shumborksi, 2019 ABQB 823, in which Michael McVey, of Weir Bowen LLP, successfully defended a summary judgment application on behalf of the plaintiff, Ms. Raun.

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The Legal Implications of Your Baby Undergoing Cooling After Birth

A relatively new development in medicine is the discovery that whole body or brain cooling in a newborn who suffered from a hypoxic-ischemic insult (an decrease in blood flow and...

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The Top 6 Things You Need to Know About Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring and Birth Injury Lawsuits

Seeing inside the womb: Many years ago, it was discovered that certain patterns of the fetal heart rate showed whether the baby was doing well, or was in distress in...

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The 4 Main Types of Obstetrics Claims (Part 4)

Failure to Identify Post-Natal Complications - Kernicterus and Hypoglycemia We see two types of post-natal complications more frequently than the rest: kernicterus/jaundice, and hypoglycaemia.

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The 4 Main Types of Obstetrics Claims (Part 3)

Babies with intrauterine growth restriction or who are small for gestational age are more likely to be injured if they suffer oxygen deprivation in the womb.

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The 4 Main Types of Obstetrics Claims (Part 2)

Shoulder Dystocia Shoulder dystocia is a condition where the fetus’ shoulder gets stuck in the mother’s pelvis during the delivery process.

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Congratulations to Michael McVey

Weir Bowen would like to congratulate Michael McVey on being admitted to the Law Society of the Northwest Territories on August 27, 2019.

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The 4 Main Types of Obstetrics Claims (Part 1)

While there are a number of different potential areas of liability in birth injury claims, there are four that we see most often.

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SCC Trilogy and General Damages

Canadian courts compensate personal injury victims for their losses through damages. These damages are either classified as pecuniary or non-pecuniary damages.

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