As the phrase implies, “Traumatic Brain Injury” (“TBI”) refers to damage to a person’s brain as a result of trauma. TBIs have become a pervasive feature of the Canadian social landscape. Where, 30 years ago, certain kinds of trauma to a person’s head would have been fatal, medical advancements now result in more people surviving. This, in turn, means that an increased number of Canadians live with the ongoing effects of a TBI.
The symptoms of TBIs present on a spectrum – anywhere from mild and short-lasting on one end to severe and permanent on the other end. Read more of this article »
By: Dale Orlando, McLeish Orlando LLP
Published in: The Lawyers Weekly, June 27, 2014 issue
On Dec. 9, 2011, Law Society of Upper Canada members identified as a priority for the coming year the examination of alternative business structures (ABS) as a means of delivering legal services in Ontario. Based on the contents of the first report to convocation of the ABS working group (last June) and numerous comments at the society’s ABS symposium in October of last year, some form of ABS is likely to be approved in Ontario in the coming months and that will likely have implications for the personal-injury bar. Read more of this article »
Gilbert v. South et al., 2014 ONSC 3485
Following a trial in which the plaintiff recovered damages for future care and housekeeping, the defendant brought a motion for an order that the plaintiff hold future accident benefits monies received in trust and repay them to the defendant, or in the alternative, an order assigning to the defendant the plaintiff’s rights to “certain future Statutory Accident Benefits”. Mr. Justice Leach dismissed the defendant’s motion for a number of reasons. First, he found that there was not “patently clear” evidence of the plaintiff’s entitlement to future accident benefits. Read more of this article »
As seen on AdvocateDaily.com originally posted on June 3, 2014
Dale Orlando, Partner of McLeish Orlando LLP, says the government should independently audit the insurance industry.
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McLeish Orlando’s Helmets on Kids Campaign Donates 500 Helmets to Young Cyclists in Toronto during Brain Injury Awareness Month
Over the past five years more than 2,000 helmets have been donated by McLeish Orlando’s Helmets on Kids Campaign throughout the City of Toronto. The campaign in conjunction with the Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs is geared to bring safety awareness to young cyclists and their families and to urge all cyclists to wear helmets while they are cycling. In an effort to improve safety on our streets, McLeish Orlando donated helmets to 500 students at Dundas Junior Public School this past Tuesday June 2nd.
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, Patrick Brown sits down with Advocate Daily to discuss his insights on the use of helmets.
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Seif v. City of Toronto, 2014 ONSC 2983 This was a motion for summary judgment brought by the City on the basis that the plaintiff failed to provide notice of her claim within 10 days of her accident as required by s. 42(6) of the City of Toronto Act, 2006. The plaintiff fell on August 19, 2011 on a City sidewalk. She was treated and released from hospital the same day. She returned to the scene one week after the incident with her husband and took note of a gap on the sidewalk where she had tripped. She sent a notice letter through her lawyers on December 21, 2011. Read more of this article »
On Thursday May 22nd, McLeish Orlando held a meet and greet for family, friends, and colleagues in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. Committed to providing the highest level of legal services to the community, McLeish Orlando is looking forward to bringing its expertise to clients in Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, and surrounding areas. Read more of this article »
A child or adolescent can suffer a mild, moderate or even a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) from numerous activities in their everyday lives. Some common causes for children include bicycle accidents, motor vehicle collisions, accidents in recreational sports and even accidents on playground equipment.
Given these common causes, it should come as no surprise that children and adolescents are some of the most at risk populations for sustaining a TBI. In fact, children under the age of 15 have a 1 in 5 chance of sustaining some form of TBI, and over 3% of hospital admissions are attributed to TBI alone. Children under the age of 5 are at an even greater risk due to their higher propensity for falls. Read more of this article »
Dickie v. Minett, 2014 ONCA 265 (C.A.) (CanLII)
This decision considered where a court can appropriately draw an inference of negligence from circumstantial evidence. The defendant extracted the plaintiff’s wisdom tooth. During the course of the procedure, the plaintiff’s jaw was fractured. Read more of this article »
Interview with: John McLeish, McLeish Orlando LLP member of the Personal Injury Alliance
Published in: The Toronto Metro News Newspaper April 23, 2014 issue
What to expect in personal injury cases
Q: Is there any chance of a quick settlement in a personal injury case where someone has been catastrophically injured?
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