May 21, 2019

Author: Katelynn Drake, Associate As warmer weather sets in, many Ontarians are looking forward to getting out in their boats. Although many people use boats without incident, more than 100 people lose their lives to boating accidents each year, and many more are seriously injured. Alcohol is a significant contributor to boating accidents. According to […]

May 10, 2019

Author: Alex Wolfe, Associate A recent case from the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that surgeons should not leave their patients to determine whether or not they are “better” when they are providing discharge instructions to their patients. In Crump v. Fiture, 2018 ONCA 439 (CanLii), a young girl was referred to a general surgeon […]

March 1, 2019

Author: Barbara A. MacFarlane, Partner Fear of reprisal tends to stop someone from admitting a mistake or saying sorry. This may be particularly true in medical malpractice cases in which a doctor may fear being sued or denied insurance coverage if they apologize for a medical error; yet they may feel a compelling need to […]

February 22, 2019

Author: Barbara A. MacFarlane, Partner It has been reported in the past that ‘Medical Error’ is the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer, according to a study published by Drs. Makary and Daniel at John Hopkins. It is estimated at least 251,454 Americans die due to medical […]

February 12, 2019

Author: Daniel Macdonald, Associate In January the Ontario Government announced that it has launched a review of the province’s auto insurance system. The reported goal of this review is to lower automobile insurance rates for drivers. As part of this review the government has said it will be consulting with drivers, insurance companies and other […]

February 8, 2019

Author: Alex Wolfe, Associate How Short Excerpts of Surveillance Recordings May Lead to Inadmissibility. As a caution to any private investigators out there who may have aspirations of becoming the next Stephen Spielberg or Martin Scorsese; don’t yell “cut” to soon while you’re “on-set” recording the plaintiff. In Rolley v. MacDonell, [2017] O.J. No. 6961, […]

December 7, 2017

Daniel Macdonald Personal Injury Lawyer   Here were go again!  More promises to fix the Ontario auto insurance system.  On December 5th, the Ontario government announced their “Fair Auto Insurance Plan”.  The government says this plan will make auto insurance more affordable, and protect injury victims.   The Fair Auto Insurance Plan is based at […]

October 3, 2017

Please click the link below to view the Legate & Associates Accident Benefits Fact Sheet.  The fact sheet was produced by associate lawyers Danielle Douek and Alex Wolfe.   Danielle Douek   Alex Wolfe   Please click this link to view the Legate & Associates Accident Benefits Fact Sheet   If you have questions or […]

August 24, 2017

Please click this LINK to view  TS v. Adey, et al. – Reasons for Judgment of Justice Leitch dated August 16, 2017   If you have questions or comments please contact Barbara Legate at Legate & Associates:  b.legate@legate.ca    

May 12, 2017

Please click this link to read the National Post article : Hospital falsified chart, denied wrongdoing for years in birth injury resulting in $5.2M award: documents   Comments from associate Danielle Douek: Ontario hospitals are required by law to report critical incidents, those medical errors that cause death or serious injury to a patient, as […]

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