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Top 25 Medical Malpractice Cases of a 25 Year Career – Retained Sponges

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Categories: Blog, Medical Malpractice
In this series of articles BC and Alberta personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer Angela Price-Stephens describes her top 25 notable medical malpractice cases of her 25-year career to date. In this seventh article in the series Angela reflects on the case of Eileen who suffered inexplicable prolonged healing and pain from what ought to have been a routine partial hysterectomy. 

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Top 25 Medical Malpractice Cases of a 25 Year Career – Epidural Abscess

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Top 25 Medical Malpractice Cases of a 25 Year Career – Epidural Abscess

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Pushor Mitchell LLP Is Proud to Support BrainTrust Canada as New Co-CEO Announced

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BrainTrust Canada is pleased to announce that Mia Burgess has been appointed to the leadership position of Co-CEO.

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Removing an Executor – Burke v Burke, 2019

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In Burke v Burke, the British Columbia Supreme Court reviewed the applicable law and procedures concerning the removal and replacement of an executor and trustee on the application of a beneficiary.

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Hardball Tactics of Successful Insurer Backfires

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Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
In a case identified by the court as analogous to David and Goliath, the hard ball tactics of the insurer deprives it of its costs, despite successfully defending a claim for personal injury.

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Top 25 Medical Malpractice Cases of a 25 Year Career – Attempted Suicide

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In this fifth article we review the tragic case of Erin who has a chronic history of schizophrenia.

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Fiduciary Duties of a Power of Attorney

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The BC Court of Appeal case of Meng Estate v Liem 2019 BCCA 127 confirmed that a person acting under a power of attorney owes a fiduciary duty to the donor.

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Types of Mediation and the Style of the Mediator

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Categories: Blog, Mediation
The style of mediation adopted by the mediator is likely to be a reflection of several factors.

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Top 25 Medical Malpractice Cases of a 25 Year Career – Fungal Meningitis

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In this article we review the unusual case of Valerie who suffered a devastating brain injury as a result of a missed diagnosis of fungal meningitis.

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Pushor Mitchell LLP Announces New Mediation Services Group

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We are pleased to announce a new Mediation Services Group offering a comprehensive alternative to resolving disputes.

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BrainTrust Canada Launches Kelowna’s New Brain Health Clinic

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The Brain Injury Health Clinic is an innovative brain injury recovery program for persons with acquired brain injury or persistent concussion.

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Top 25 Medical Malpractice Cases of a 25 Year Career – Acute Compartment Syndrome

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In this series of articles BC and Alberta personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer Angela Price-Stephens describes her top 25 notable medical malpractice cases of her 25-year career to date.

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White-out Of Beneficiary’s Name – An Effective Disinheritance?

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In the recent case of Levesque Estate (Re), 2019 BCSC 927 Justice Gomery considered whether the beneficiary, whose name was obscured by white-out, was effectively disinherited.

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Fixing a Defective Will

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The recent case of Re Cook Estate 2019 confirms the two-part test for considering applications to cure a defective will under Section 58 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act.

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Beneficiary Actions on Behalf of the Estate

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Section 151 of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act allows a beneficiary or intestate successor (someone who may inherit if there is no Will) to apply to the Court for leave to bring an action.

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Marriage-Like Relationships Come in Various Shapes

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Connor Estate 2017 confirms that marriage-like relationships can exist where one member of such relationship is already married.

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What is Estate Litigation?

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In simple terms an estate is everything a person owns and owes, or their net worth.  Assets within an estate may include property, money in the bank, car, personal belongings, rights to income and anything else of worth.

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Top 25 Medical Malpractice Cases of a 25 Year Career – Cardio Thoracic Surgery

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In this series of articles BC and Alberta personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer Angela Price-Stephens describes her top 25 notable medical malpractice cases of her 25-year career to date.

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Top 25 Medical Malpractice Cases of a 25 Year Career – Chiropractic Manipulation

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In this series of articles BC and Alberta personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer Angela Price-Stephens describes her top 25 most notable medical malpractice cases of her 25-year career to date.

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