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Lawyer had no authority to interfere with client’s removal from life support, court rules

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 1:19 PM | By Amanda Jerome

A lawyer who interfered with a family’s decision to take her client off life support has decided to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada after being taken to task by the Ontario Court of Appeal.

In Ferreira v. St. Mary's General Hospital 2018 ONCA 247 the court heard that Georgiana Masgras, a personal injury lawyer and founder of Masgras Professional Corporation, brought an application for an interim injunction against St. Mary’s General Hospital when her client’s family decided to pull him off life support after...