Medical malpractice

Ontario court rejects first doctor's opinion in negligence lawsuit against subsequent doctors

Ontario court rejects first doctor's opinion in negligence lawsuit against subsequent doctors

Three-page letter issued by first doctor who treated patient after accident ruled inadmissible

Recent decision example of courts' renewed interest in impartiality of experts

Recent decision example of courts' renewed interest in impartiality of experts

Excluding expert witness 'gives continued legs' to existing legal principles: Bogoroch's Toby Samson

Artificial intelligence-powered liability shakes up the medical field

Artificial intelligence-powered liability shakes up the medical field

As AI expands in health care, regulation and the law on professional responsibility will evolve with the technology

Doctor's reasonable bad faith allegation not automatically scandalous: Sask Court of Appeal

Doctor's reasonable bad faith allegation not automatically scandalous: Sask Court of Appeal

He underwent assessment to qualify for a regular license to practice medicine

Delay in follow-up care prolonged patient’s suffering but didn’t worsen injury: BC Court of Appeal

Delay in follow-up care prolonged patient’s suffering but didn’t worsen injury: BC Court of Appeal

Hip repaired but wasn't proactive afterwards; replaced two years later

One radiologist liable for failure to detect patient's lung cancer; second is not: Ontario court

One radiologist liable for failure to detect patient's lung cancer; second is not: Ontario court

First radiologist's failure to detect tumour early contributed to growth and spread