Personal Injury Archives

In Digby, Nova Scotia, the RCMP were called to a convenience store to review a dispute where a black man, who just got paid, was refused service because the clerk thought the $100 bill he was trying to use to purchase gum and cigarettes was fake. The police were called, which was welcomed by the victim, however, on arrival the man was beaten, arrested, and pepper sprayed.  Not what he was expecting. 11 years later, the settlement reached came in at $248,000.

more can be found here: http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/06/18/rcmp-pay-n-s-man-248k-to-settle-lawsuit-over-unprovoked-beating/

A doctor in Quebec, Canada is being sued for alleged damages to the wife and husband for the post-birth repair to a woman’s vagina following an episiotomy procedure by the doctor during the woman’s delivery. The repairs supposedly led to scar tissue forming making sexual intercourse painful for the wife. The husband also sued for $75,000 for pain and suffering.

News Reference related to this

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/09/06/vagina-too-tight-gynecologist_n_3879728.html

Court of Appeal will allow Personal Injury Negligence case to proceed:

A 2008 accident at a ski resort in Nova Scotia, Canada will result in a lawsuit going forward against the resort operator and the snowboard manufacturer involved, despite the defence efforts to end the matter before a trial with a motion for summary dismissal of the claims.

Injuries sustained by the snowboarder resulted in the paralysis of the 16 year old plaintiff. Claims allege negligence against the snowboard manufacturer and ski resort in that the plaintiff was not warned about the potential dangers of using a snowboard in the terrain park, even though a waiver of liability may have been signed.

Other references to this case

http://www.news957.com/2013/08/29/n-s-court-of-appeal-says-paralyzed-snowboarder-has-right-to-sue/

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1150453-appeal-court-rules-snowboard-lawsuit-can-go-ahead