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Hypothermia May Benefit Brain Injury Victims

Who would have thought suffering hypothermia could be a good thing? Recent research from the University of Edinburgh has shown it could potentially save lives and prevent brain damage.


John McKiggan Q.C.

Sudden Impact: Liability for Sports Related Concussions

Nothing went well for the Detroit Tigers in the World Series, but it could have been worse. I’m talking about game 2 when Tigers pitcher Doug Fister took a line drive to the head from…

John McKiggan Q.C.

Brain Injuries: Are Canadian Athletes at Risk?

Brain Injuries and The Crosby Effect

The media, and the public are becoming more aware of the prevalence of brain injuries in sports. I have written about what I called The Sidney Crosby…

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Is Football Becoming Too Violent? Do Ratings Trump Brain Injuries?

Modern Roman Colosseum?

One of the most spectacular sights I have ever seen is the remains of the Roman Colosseum. It was amazing to learn the extent to which Rome's rulers went to…

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Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Law of Causation – Clements v Clements

Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Clements v Clements. The decision offers some useful clarification regarding the law of causation as it is applied by Canadian…

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Are Girls More Likely to Suffer Brain Injuries? Brain Injury Claims may be more common in females.

Permanent and Disabling Consequences
Suffering a traumatic brain injury can have serious long-term consequences and one of the most common types of mild traumatic brain injury is a concussion….

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Should Children Be Allowed to Box or Train in MMA?

Doctors Call for Ban on Boxing for Children
The Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics have released a statement calling on a ban on…