Medical – Legal Issues

Home/Medical - Legal Issues

Prescription Opioids and Chronic Pain – Do They Help?

If you have been in an Edmonton car accident will prescription opioids help with chronic pain?  A new study from the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System has found that prescription opioids pain medicines are no better than over the counter drugs or nonopioids at reducing problems with chronic pain – indeed opioids provide a [...]

By | 2018-11-11T00:45:54+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

New Concussion Diagnosis: Portable Brain-Imaging System

If you suffer a concussion in a motor vehicle collision, particularly a mild concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury, it can sometimes be difficult to prove the case from a medical-legal point of view because typical imaging studies such as a CT scan or MRI often do not illustrate mild traumatic brain [...]

By | 2018-04-05T22:13:50+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

Managing ME/CFS – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

ME/CFS is a complex, multifaceted disorder characterized by extreme fatigue and a host of other symptoms which can worsen after physical or mental activity, but do not improve with rest. Managing ME/CFS is a difficult task and many people, who are healthy, have no idea whatsoever of the burden undertaken by victims of permanent disability. There [...]

By | 2017-07-17T18:15:55+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

Dr. Anthony Russell, Rheumatologist, Discredited at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

Dr. Anthony Russell Incompetent or unethical doctors hurt victim claimants on a regular basis.  In any medical-legal case the medical diagnosis and prognosis are the foundation upon which a claim is built or upon which it crumbles. Therefore, when a plaintiff innocent victim brings a claim for injuries he or she is often asked to [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:41:06+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

Injury to Joints – Slow Healing Response

Personal injury lawyers should be aware of the slow healing response of cartilage in a joint in order to fully appreciate the long term future consequences of a victim’s traumatic injury to one of the joints. To understand this problem a review of anatomy is in order. At the area of the joint in the [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:45:16+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

Understanding Family Caregiver Fatigue

A motor-vehicle collision often causes tragic injuries to an innocent victim. However, the family members who must rally around the victim and provide care are often forgotten in the equation. Many individuals who find themselves in the caregiver situation of a loved one, have never received any training in how to care for someone who’s [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:53:10+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

Occupational Therapist – A Crucial Expert Witness in a Personal Injury Case

Occupational Therapist Role A serious injury will result in an impairment to an individual’s ability to pursue employment and ability to perform housekeeping chores. The question is how do you prove to a court, an independent person, the true extent of the victim’s limitations or disability. Even in serious injuries such as pelvic fractures and [...]

By | 2017-06-26T21:02:27+00:00 October 7th, 2015|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

Causation: An Important Element of a Negligence Case

To establish negligence and thus fault in an Alberta motor vehicle claim there are four elements of the case. In this blog we will discuss the third element – causation. The first two are: 1) Duty and 2) Breach of the Duty. In a motor vehicle collision, the first element, duty, is almost always assumed [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:47+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments