Determining Wrongful Death in the US – A State Legislative Difference

When a person dies due to the negligence or misconduct of a company, entity or another individual, surviving family members may have a wrongful death claim. Typically, family members are spouses, children and parents. Each state has a set of statutes that establish the legal process for such claim. While each state may differ slightly […]

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Confidentiality – Disclosure to a Patient’s Family

CONFIDENTIALITY AND FAMILY MEMBERS It is well documented that health professionals owe a common-law duty of confidentiality with respect to health information. In McInerney vs McDonald, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed this view by stating that: [C]ertain duties do arise from the special relationship of trust and confidence between doctor and patient. Among these […]

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A Parrot to Buy

The title of this article sounds like the ending of a rhyme whereby the conclusion to a riddle is ” A Parrot to Buy”. Nevertheless, the riddle’s mystery remains. Why do people acquire such creatures as fish and birds as pets? I believe the answer can only rest with the reason being “companionship”. However, do […]

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