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How are health records used in a lawsuit?

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Articles, Articles - General | 0 comments

How are health records used in a lawsuit?

Overview If you suffer from an injury or disability, you will likely receive care from one or more health care practitioners. You will probably be aware that a health care practitioner typically makes records each time you see him or her. These records typically document your comments, the health care practitioner’s findings and the health care practitioner’s diagnosis and opinion. These records help both the health care practitioner who makes the records and any other health care practitioner who receives the records to provide appropriate...

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Expert evidence in disability and personal injury lawsuits.

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Articles, Articles - General | 0 comments

Expert evidence in disability and personal injury lawsuits.

Lawyers often seek the opinions of medical experts in disability and personal injury lawsuits. The purpose of these engagements is generally to present evidence in relation to such important matters as: • the underlying cause of the plaintiff’s injuries; • the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s injuries and corresponding functional limitations, deficits or disability; • any further treatment or rehabilitation initiatives that may need to be undertaken; and • the prognosis for future recovery or symptom improvement. Although opinions on such...

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How much notice and severance must be given?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2014 in Articles, Articles - Employment | 0 comments

How much notice and severance must be given?

Are the notice and severance provisions in the Employment Standards Act or Canada Labour Code all that an employer is required to give an employee when firing them without cause? Not necessarily. The Employment Standards Act and the Canada Labour Code establish the minimum notice or severance in lieu of notice that an employer is obliged to provide. However, the common law (which is law developed by judges in decisions of courts) has established that employees are entitled to “reasonable notice” of termination, which can be much...

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