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Court affirms 'minimum standard' of care

Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Michael Benedict


A medical specialist is entitled to provide expert testimony about the general medical standard of care, even if it relates to doctors in different fields, the Ontario Court of Appeal has affirmed in Barber v. Humber River Regional Hospital 2016 ONCA 897. β€œThis may be the first time that a high court has expressly recognized that a minimum standard of care exists for all physicians when it comes to core medical concepts,” says Toronto medical malpractice lawyer Aleks Mladenovic, who successfully defended against the appeal...