November 21st, 2016 by Wayne ForbesStatistics are maintained by hospitals and various agencies across Canada regarding incidents of patient care harm due to medical or hospital error. Not every event of unintended patient harm generates a medical malpractice or personal injury lawsuit, as the definition of a harmful event is arguably broader than those instances which would define medical malpractice. Last month, the… View Article
October 21st, 2016 by Wayne ForbesYou may hear a personal injury or medical malpractice lawyer at Pollock & Company talk to you about receiving money for “pain and suffering”. What does this phrase really mean, and how does the personal injury lawyer know how much money should be awarded to you in your lawsuit for pain and suffering? There are… View Article
September 15th, 2016 by Wayne ForbesAs a personal injury lawyer, I often receive inquiries about what I call the “glass in the tuna,” namely, an instance where a person opens a can of food and finds a piece of broken glass or an insect inside. Does finding a piece of glass in the canned tuna mean that the consumer is entitled… View Article
July 29th, 2016 by Wayne ForbesHave you experienced the tragedy of losing a family member due to personal injury or medical malpractice? It is impossible to value the loss of a life, but in Manitoba, compensation is available in such circumstances.
March 3rd, 2016 by Susan BenningHow much is a case worth? Like so many answers in law, it depends. Damages, or compensation, can be awarded in a settlement, or ordered by a judge if the case goes to trial. Factors in shaping damages vary from case to case. In most situations, it is not possible or realistic for a lawyer… View Article
February 16th, 2016 by Susan BenningThere are three levels of courts in Manitoba: Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench (includes Small Claims Court), and Court of Appeal. The Manitoba Courts website is a great resource for answers to common legal questions, offers guides for self-represented persons, and provides background and contact information for each Manitoba court level and locations across… View Article
December 29th, 2015 by Susan BenningYou’ve seen it on Perry Mason, Suits, The Good Wife…just about every legal show or movie, particularly of the American variety: a charming, charismatic lawyer questioning a person across a boardroom table, lulling them into sense of comfort before bombarding them with a combination of witty comments/angry questioning/wild gestures/highly personal and irrelevant statements. While no… View Article
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