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When A Family Member Takes Care of the Injured Plaintiff: In Trust Claims for Past Cost of Care

When a person is catastrophically injured and requires care, their family members often step in to provide that care, even to the point of needing to quit their jobs to do so.

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Structured Settlements

A structured settlement is something that many of our clients consider obtaining at the conclusion of their lawsuit. This article addresses what a structured settlement is, as well as some of the considerations behind choosing a structured settlement rather than receiving a settlement in a lump sum.

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The Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Standard of Review for Administrative Law

Administrative law governs the exercise of public power by government delegates. Those empowered by the Parliament of Canada and the Legislature of Alberta to make decisions that affect the day-to-day life of Canadians must do so in accordance with the rule of law. This means that they must exercise their powers in accordance with the law and cannot exercise their power arbitrarily.

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The partners of Weir Bowen LLP are pleased to announce that Allison Grimsey and Jillian Gamez will join our partnership as of January 1, 2020.

Allison is originally from Ottawa, Ontario where she was admitted to the bar in 2010. She moved west to commence practice with Weir Bowen and was admitted to the Alberta bar in 2012.

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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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