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The Devastating Cost of a Birth Injury

June 5, 2023

No one ever wants to be involved in a birth injury lawsuit. Having a baby is supposed to be the most joyful moment of your life. To then be told that something has gone wrong is soul-crushing. In the face of that heartache and devastation, compensation is the last thing on your mind. However, if […]

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Klein Lawyers’ Answers Clients Most Common Questions

May 25, 2023

Class Actions “What Qualifies as a Class Action Lawsuit in Canada?“ A class action lawsuit is a civil action filed by one person on behalf of a class of people who have suffered injury or loss due to the negligence or wrongdoing of the same defendant(s). When the underlying cause of the injury or loss […]

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What Medical Professionals Are Liable for Malpractice?

April 28, 2023

Generally, patients who suffer injury due to medical malpractice consider their doctor the person principally responsible. However, multiple providers involved in your care may be liable for damages stemming from medical errors. Medical malpractice claims are complex. Recovering the full compensation you deserve is dependent on identifying all of the professionals at fault for the […]

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Who Can You Sue in a Trip and Fall Case?

March 29, 2023

Trip and fall incidents can leave victims with serious, lasting injuries. When costs associated with the incident start to pile up and the pain and suffering related to the fall become too great, many victims may wonder who they can hold accountable and from whom they can seek damages. This is a common question we […]

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What To Do When You Are Injured from a Trip and Fall While on Vacation

March 8, 2023

It can be wonderful to spend some time away, focusing on rest, relaxation, and fun. Vacations are great escapes for Canadians. However, trip and fall accidents can still happen, even when you are focused on having a good time. These occurrences can quickly turn a happy occasion into a scary one. While some trip and […]

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Defining Obstetrical Malpractice

March 1, 2023

Pregnancy and the birth of a child can bring a family immense happiness and joy. Because of the complexities and nature of obstetrics, however, complications and adverse outcomes can occur for both the mother and child. In some cases, a negative outcome may be the result of negligence on the part of a member of […]

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Is a Landlord Liable for a Trip and Fall?

February 22, 2023

If you’ve been injured in a trip and fall at an apartment building or complex in British Columbia, you might be wondering, is the landlord or owner liable? They very well could be. In that case, you could be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages or loss of earning capacity, your pain and […]

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What Doctor Is Most Likely to Be Sued?

February 15, 2023

Have you ever had an experience with a doctor or medical professional that made you consider looking for medical malpractice lawyers? Unfortunately, it happens more often than you’d think, and you probably aren’t hearing anything about it. In Canada, approximately 70,000 patients a year suffer “serious injury as a result of treatments,” and approximately 23,000 […]

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Establishing Causation in Trip and Fall Cases

January 19, 2023

The causes of trip and fall incidents are wide-ranging and varied. Some may be accidents wherein the victim was not paying attention or misjudged a step. Others, though, may be the result of a negligent property owner or occupier who failed to provide a safe space for visitors and guests. Examples can include slippery floors, […]

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When Medication Errors Become Medical Malpractice

January 12, 2023

Medical malpractice events can have serious, life-altering consequences for the victim. A common type of medical malpractice occurs when critical errors are made with medications. A medication error is defined as any event that occurs during the prescription, dispensation, or administration of a medication that could be prevented and that may lead to or cause […]

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Surgical Medical Malpractice Cases: An Overview

January 5, 2023

The prospect of needing to undergo a surgical procedure can be scary. Even routine operations can give cause for concern because of the different variables and potential factors that can influence the outcome of the procedure. Compounding that fear is the reality that surgical errors are a leading cause of harm to patients within hospital […]

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Damages in Trip and Fall Cases

December 29, 2022

A trip and fall case is a type of tort. A tort is a wrongful act committed by one party that results in a loss suffered by another party. It can either be intentional or unintentional. When a tort is committed, the victim (plaintiff) can seek to recover their losses by filing a claim against […]

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Winter Safety Tips: Preventing Trip and Fall Injuries

December 22, 2022

Every year, as the season shifts from fall to winter, the number of Canadians who experience trip and fall injuries skyrockets. The longest of Canada’s four seasons, winter presents a host of threats that could land you or a loved one in the hospital with a fall-related injury. Those injuries range in severity from sprains […]

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What Is the Most Common Type of Surgical Error?

December 15, 2022

Surgical errors take a number of different forms. Although not all errors during surgery give rise to a medical negligence claim, it is important to know your rights if you or a member of your family has been a victim of surgical malpractice. Klein Lawyers understands the impact surgical errors have on patients and their […]

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Proving Liability in Trip and Fall Cases

December 8, 2022

Many of us have had the unfortunate experience of tripping and falling while visiting a public space like a restaurant, amusement park, or pool. The result can be painful, leaving us with a broken bone or sprained ankle, and expensive, costing hundreds or thousands in medical expenses. Sometimes falls are accidents that are caused by […]

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How Hospital Staffing Issues Can Contribute to Medical Malpractice

December 1, 2022

In hospitals and other medical care centers, medical malpractice events can occur for a variety of reasons. One key contributing factor, however, can be understaffing of critical positions like physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other vital personnel. Adequate nursing staffs, in particular, are a foundational element of patient care. Nurses provide frontline medical […]

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Helpful Rehabilitation Tips to Do While We Handle Your Trip and Fall Case

November 23, 2022

Trip, slip, and fall accidents account for a significant number of emergency room visits every year. When trip and falls occur on hard surfaces or stairs, injuries can be severe. Victims can be left dealing with lasting aches and pains, headaches, and healing wounds and lacerations. The recovery process can be lengthy and involved. If […]

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Can I Sue If a Foreign Object Is Left Inside Me During Surgery?

November 16, 2022

A surgical negligence lawyer can investigate the periods of time prior to, during, and after a surgical procedure to determine whether a negligent surgical error caused you harm. One of the most egregious and serious examples of a surgical error is leaving an object inside the patient. Surgical procedures involve many different types of equipment […]

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Common Mistakes Made in the Emergency Room

November 9, 2022

Instances of medical malpractice can be surprisingly common in a hospital setting, particularly in emergency departments. The often chaotic, stressful, and fast-paced environment common in emergency rooms contributes heavily to the number of mistakes and critical medical errors made there. Compounding problems created by an already complex environment are staff shortages and reduced hours as […]

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What Are the Elements of Occupiers’ Liability?

November 2, 2022

An occupiers’ liability claim is your principal legal recourse if you suffer injury on premises occupied by someone else. However, just because you are injured on someone else’s property does not mean you are automatically entitled to compensation. You will need to present evidence of negligence on the part of the occupier(s) to recover compensation […]

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