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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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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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The SCC on Causation in Fact

In an earlier blog post we discussed the four elements a plaintiff must prove in a negligence action. Causation is the last of these four elements.

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CMPA Report on Obstetrical Risks

Obstetrics is a complex and high risk area of medicine, involving various healthcare providers across a number of phases of care.

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Funding Sources for Albertans with Care Needs

We work for many people and families who require extensive care, and part of what is claimed in a lawsuit for our clients is the cost of the care they require.

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