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Paul Harte is a leading Canadian Medical Malpractice Lawyer
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pharte Sep 11
In a health system increasingly driven by technology, including artificial intelligence, who is to blame when the technology fails?
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pharte Aug 27
Malpractice decision explores the importance of framing doctor-patient relationships.
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pharte Jul 23
Fertility clinic has inadequate storage procedures for frozen embryos and eggs. () Your local restaurant has regular inspections. Fertility clinics have no oversight. Time for mandatory inspections of fertility clinics in Canada.
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Theresa Boyle May 3
“If a physician has committed an offence in another jurisdiction previously, say, in the U.S., I don’t know why we couldn’t add that,” says of adding pre-2015 sanctions to register, by
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pharte May 3
Disappointing ruling from the Ontario Court of Appeal upholds 6 month suspension for doctor found sexually abusing 4 of his patients. Sexual abusers must lose their license if the goal is eradication of abuse of patients.
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pharte May 3
investigation uncovers a physician regulatory system which is too slow, too lax and too secret. Self-regulation has run its course. It is time to adopt a government regulator to act solely in the public interest.
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OntarioTrialLawyers May 1
BREAKING – Updated Lazar Report reveals that auto insurance profits soar to $1.5 billion in 2016 as auto insurance industry lobbies for higher premiums and further claims cuts. Read the full report here:
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pharte May 1
Ont Gov't report () recommends short circuiting doctor complaints and restricting victims appeal rights to save money. The focus should be on rebuilding public confidence in the College, not saving money at the risk of public safety.
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pharte Apr 30
New government report () points to long delays in resolving complaints involving Ontario doctors. Giving doctors facing complaints a taxpayer funded lawyer to fight the College certainly adds to the delay.
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pharte Apr 24
CPSO publishes: What to Expect During Medical Encounters. An excellent primer for patients.
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pharte Apr 11
All of patient's teeth removed in error. Case still not settled two+ years later.
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pharte Apr 5
Incompetent doctor gets 2 year suspension - then allowed to return to restricted practice. Does Ontario need incompetent doctors?
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pharte Mar 28
In the middle of an an opioid epidemic that killed 1,053 people in Ont last year, the College disciplined a single doctor. College must crackdown on docs over-prescribing dangerous drugs. General deterrence.
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pharte Mar 26
Great article by . It is time to end self-regulation of health professionals in Ontario and bring the regulatory framework into the 21st century.
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pharte Mar 22
Gavin and Brooke Mackenzie point out the increasingly obvious - the Law Society has lost focus on what matters to the public (). Can they gain focus before the profession loses the right to self-regulate?
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pharte Mar 13
Rush v. De Ruiter: Defendants seek partial summary judgment in intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment with mixed success. Good discussion of general principles to consider for summary judgment.
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pharte Mar 5
Congratulations to our lawyer Maria Damiano who has been awarded the 2018 Dean Edgell Award by for significant contribution and excellence in legal writing, continuing legal education, and leadership activities. Well deserved.
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pharte Mar 5
concludes that lawyer who knowingly assisted fraudulent conduct in 9 real estate transactions can return to practice. Decision focuses too much on rehabilitation at the expense of public protection.
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pharte Mar 5
Regulation of sexual abuse by doctors falls in line with the movement.
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Tom Curry Mar 3
Congratulations to our beloved Partner, Will McDowell, the newest Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers! Hip Hip Hooray!
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