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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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The Rule of Discoverability

Time limits to sue are governed by specific legislation with respect to the nature of the claim (e. g.

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Time Limits to Sue

A prospective legal claim does not exist in perpetuity unless legal action is taken within the limitation period for doing so.   Limitation periods are VERY STRICT.

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Personal Directives and Powers of Attorney

Personal directives and powers of attorney are two very important documents.

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Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship

Canada’s population is changing. By 2030, almost one in four of all Canadians will be over the age of 65. An aging population creates some challenges.

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Contributory Negligence in Motor Vehicle Accidents

A common argument advanced by Defendants in motor vehicle accident litigation is that the Plaintiff was partially responsible for his or her own misfortune.

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