Discussing Hospital Patient Harm
Statistics 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… Read More
A Word on Pain and Suffering
You 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… Read More
Is Glass in the Tuna Worth a Million?
As 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… Read More
Compensation for Wrongful Death
Have 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.
Time, Time, Time….
In Litigation, Time Is Of The Essence In law, time defines our day-to-day tasks and shapes how each day unfolds. It is also of significance in the cases we litigate. Once of the first issues lawyers address in a new personal injury or medical malpractice file is the limitation date. What is the deadline by… Read More
The Legalese Bog
As a lawyer, it is so easy to find myself in the legalese bog. What is the legalese bog? It is the written and verbal language used by the legal profession and filled with legal terms such as “examinations for discovery”, “mitigation of damages”, “apportionment of liability”, “pre-trial conferences”, “family property references”, etc., not to mention… Read More
Inform Yourself About Informed Consent
In medical malpractice litigation, the issue of informed consent is often contentious. A lack of informed consent to a medical procedure or surgery can itself form the basis of a medical malpractice claim by a patient against a physician or medical care provider. Essentially, informed consent involves a discussion(s) between the patient and physician about… Read More
Keep your eye on the (base)ball!
As Canada cheers for the Toronto Blue Jays as they march towards the World Series (I admit that I am a Los Angeles Dodgers fan though), have you ever considered whether or not the fan who gets hit by a foul ball and suffers injury has a claim for damages against the ballpark or the… Read More
Slip and Fall Accidents: Your Checklist
If you are injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, here are some suggestions for what you can do before contacting Pollock & Company to discuss your claim: 1. Identify clearly the exact location of the accident, including the street address and location where you slipped and fell. Be specific. Make… Read More
Do You Really Need a Will?
If you would like to be able to direct as to what will happen to your property when you pass away, then contact Pollock & Company to instruct us to draft your Will. A will outlines who is responsible for looking after your estate after you pass away. It specifies which person(s) are to receive… Read More