June 24, 2021

Author: Michael Hodgins, Associate Ah, summer. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and pretty soon we will all be able to get together again. If you’re like me that means cottages, and those lovely drives along two-lane highways to get there. At least they should be lovely, but it always seems like there’s at least […]

March 8, 2021

    Today is International Women’s Day: a day we hold close to our hearts here at MD Lawyers. We are incredibly proud to have female partners who are not only fearless advocates for our clients, but leaders in the community. Every day they remind us of the incredible strides that women have made and […]

November 18, 2020

  Katelynn Drake was selected as one of London’s Top 20 Under 40 by London Inc Magazine, in partnership with the Twenty Under Forty Foundation.  This award recognizes 20 exceptional individuals under the age of 40 who have contributed in a meaningful way to their communities and professions. Congratulations Katelynn, and to all of this year’s […]

November 3, 2020

  Author: Katelynn Drake The global population is living longer, presumably as a result of scientific and medical advances. However, while we may be living longer, we are not necessarily living healthier for longer; more and more, our older population requires care in later life. As a result, it is probable that the Ontario long-term care […]

April 9, 2020

Author: Katelynn Drake In 1859, Florence Nightingale wrote that ‘it may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a Hospital that it do no harm.” However, research and statistics tell us that sometimes, medical errors occur in hospitals, and they can have devastating effects on the health, well-being and recovery […]

February 26, 2020

  Author: Katelynn Drake   This is an action arising out of the medical treatment provided to the Plaintiff in 2007, which led to a stroke and resulting brain injury. The Plaintiff initially retained a lawyer who represented him until 2011 when the lawyer was removed as lawyer of record. No litigation guardian (LG) had been […]

January 6, 2020

  Author: Katelynn Drake   In Ashburn v. Storrey, the Plaintiff’s vehicle was struck when the Defendant’s vehicle proceeded through a stop sign without stopping. The damage to the vehicle was significant, and the Plaintiff suffered soft tissue injuries. Following the collision, the Plaintiff returned to work despite her ongoing pain and mobility limitations (the “impairments”). […]

May 21, 2019

Author: Katelynn Drake As warmer weather sets in, many Ontarians are looking forward to getting out in their boats. Although many people use boats without incident, more than 100 people lose their lives to boating accidents each year, and many more are seriously injured. Alcohol is a significant contributor to boating accidents. According to the […]

May 10, 2019

Author: Alex Wolfe A recent case from the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that surgeons should not leave their patients to determine whether or not they are “better” when they are providing discharge instructions to their patients. In Crump v. Fiture, 2018 ONCA 439 (CanLii), a young girl was referred to a general surgeon for […]

March 1, 2019

Author: Barbara A. MacFarlane, Partner Fear of reprisal tends to stop someone from admitting a mistake or saying sorry. This may be particularly true in medical malpractice cases in which a doctor may fear being sued or denied insurance coverage if they apologize for a medical error; yet they may feel a compelling need to […]

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