Marshall report on Ontario auto ‘dead’
A report recommending major auto reforms, from a former CEO of Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, appears to have gone by the wayside.
Rastin: deductible, threshold cause further pain for accident victims
The rising deductible applied on court awards to victims of automobile accidents could soon cut off any hope of compensation for all but the most seriously injured plaintiffs, Barrie-area litigator Steve Rastin
ATE insurance helps level playing field for personal injury plaintiffs
There are several major hurdles facing personal injury plaintiffs in Ontario, which has stacked the deck against accident victims, says Joanna Milnes, of legal expense insurance company DAS.
Haté: Injury awards should consider psychological impact of trauma
Toronto personal injury lawyer Rohan Haté
says personal injury awards should consider the long-term mental health effects caused by trauma following the recent release of a study that shows people who suffer traumatic injuries have significantly higher incidents of suicide.
Medical insurance fraud widespread, as employees, providers rip off benefit plans
Employers and their insurance providers are reeling at the proliferation of fraud rings — groups of employees that work together to abuse and exploit benefit plans, with medical services providers as their eager accomplices.
Opioids no more effective for treating chronic pain than over-the-counter options, study finds
Opioids are no better at treating chronic pain than over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen and naproxen, according to a study that raises questions about how often the drugs are prescribed, considering the risks they pose.
Ontario’s dental watchdog bares sharp teeth against critics
Describing a toxic work environment fuelled by bullying and favouritism, more than two dozen current and former staff and executives of the province’s dental regulator have been waging a quiet war against their leadership.
Hamilton neurologist’s licence revoked by medical body
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has revoked the licence of a Hamilton neurologist convicted of sexually assaulting female patients.
Ontario social service revamp a disaster
The less fortunate in Ontario are under attack from the Ford government’s revamped social assistance laws.