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Malpractice lawyers divided on Goudge report detailing costly, sluggish system

Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 9:18 AM | By Terry Davidson

A new report slamming sluggish and costly medical malpractice litigation in Ontario will likely change nothing because doctors’ reputations are still being placed ahead of compensating victims, say lawyers who act for injured patients.

These comments come after the Ontario government’s May 4 release of a report on medical liability written by retired Justice Stephen Goudge detailing problems with the rising public costs of defending doctors and the expensive delays injured patients face when going after compensation.

The report was commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of...