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Alberta Legal News Articles & Interviews
June 1, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Calgary, AB: An Abilify lawsuit seeking class action status involving hundreds of Canadians has been filed in Calgary.Read [ Canadian Abilify Lawsuit ]
January 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Edmonton, AB: While a class action lawsuit waged against Halliburton Co. has gone on for some 14 years, it’s been more than 114 years that knowledge about the dangers of asbestos and asbestosis lung disease has been known. Only in the last few decades has the industrialized world taken the risks of asbestos seriously by phasing asbestos out in certain products, and asbestos abatement procedures for the renovation industry has reflected the adoption of asbestos as a carcinogen, and a truly hazardous material.Read [ Asbestosis Risk has been known since Roman Times ]
August 28, 2012. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Mexican Mangoes May be Responsible for Salmonella Outbreak ]
Washington, DC Mangoes from Mexico may be responsible for a possible food poisoning outbreak due to contamination with salmonella, and are the subject of investigations by both Canadian and US governments.
June 13, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ New Home Warranty Lawsuits and Horror Stories ]
Fort Lauderdale, FL Home insurance to protect one's investment from fire, flood and other forms of catastrophe is a given regardless if a home is new, or used. However, new homes usually feature an enhanced level of protection for the consumer, separate from their home insurance policy--a home warranty that the home is built properly according to updated codes. Some contractors self-insure, while others rely on third-party providers. Sadly, having a home warranty—regardless of the provider or the builder—does not always carry the peace of mind one would ordinarily hope for or expect.
November 18, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ 74-Year-Old Guilty of Ponzi Scheme ]
Calgary, AB A 74-year-old man has been sentenced to six years in prison for his role in securities fraud. Specifically, the accused was alleged to have scammed investors across North America in a $37.5 million Ponzi scheme that a judge said, "devastated many lives." Although this case of stock investment fraud is not on the same magnitude as Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, many people lost money in the securities investment fraud.
May 4, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Omega Alpha Kidney Flush Recalled in Canada ]
Ottawa, ON Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc., in consultation with Health Canada, is voluntarily recalling all lots of "Omega Alpha Kidney Flush" due to the omission of cautionary and warning statements on the product label. This recall involves all lots of "Omega Alpha Kidney Flush" product, under the Omega Alpha brand, sold at retail locations in Ontario, Québec, British Columbia and Alberta.
April 30, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Allopurinol a Leading Cause of SJS ]
Edmonton, AB Neither Salima nor her prescribing doctor had any idea that Allopurinol, a treatment for gout, is one of the leading causes of Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS). "None of the doctors at the hospital could make a diagnosis until a dermatologist was consulted," Salima says. "Soon as he saw me and knew I had taken this drug, he knew I had SJS and that it was going to get a lot worse before I got better."
February 24, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Most Cases of Foodborne Illness Go Unreported ]
Edmonton, AB According to the 2/18/10 Edmonton issue of 24 Hours, a lot of food poisoning goes unreported. And when that happens, says Nyall Hislop, a senior advisor for Alberta Health Services Food Program in Edmonton, more people get sick.
November 26, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Canadian Woman Filed Medical Malpractice Lawsuit over Alleged Misdiagnosis ]
Fort McMurray, AB A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed by a Canadian woman against a group of six doctors after they allegedly failed to properly diagnose a fracture in her foot, leading to permanent disability.
November 22, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Rocking the Boat over Cruise Ship Accident ]
Calgary, ABMaritime laws vary widely, depending on which country has jurisdiction over the waters occupied by a vessel. There have been many historic disputes between countries over boating accidents, fishing rights and trespassing charges. The potential for jurisdictional dispute is especially high when an accident happens aboard a cruise ship, as was the case in 2007 when a Canadian woman slipped and fell while holidaying aboard a Carnival Cruise liner.
- Researchers Discover Chemicals Leaching from Polypropylene By Gordon Gibb (Nov-7-08)
- Contaminated in Canada: Syringes Re-used for Nearly Two Decades By Gordon Gibb (Oct-28-08)
- Clint Docken: One of Canada's Original Class Action Litigators By Brenda Craig (Sep-26-08)
- Asbestos Brake Shoes Killed My Father By Lucy Campbell (Jul-19-08)
- "I Don't Recommend Botox" By Jane Mundy (Jul-14-08)
- Teen on Ortho Evra Patch Suffered Pulmonary Embolism By Jane Mundy (Jul-8-08)
- Plane Crashes: A Primer for Keeping it Together in the Sky By Gordon Gibb (Apr-28-08)
- Plane Crash: When a Million-Dollar Plane Falls Apart in the Sky By Gordon Gibb (Apr-14-08)
- Avandia: Meant to Help but Killed Instead By Lucy Campbell (Mar-30-08)
- Asbestos Victim Given Last Rites By Jane Mundy (Mar-25-08)
- Duragesic Pain Patches: "People Will End Up Dead" By Heidi Turner (Mar-12-08)
- U of C Study: Botox Spreads into Neighboring Tissue By Ginger Gillenwater (Feb-28-08)
- Yamaha Rhino Ride Takes Turn for the Worse By Anita Black (Feb-11-08)
- Avandia Blamed for Death of otherwise Healthy Diabetic By Anita Black (Jan-27-08)
- Just what Caused the Air Canada AC190 Emergency Landing? By Anita Black (Jan-23-08)
- Air Canada Turbulence By Anita Black (Jan-10-08)
- Seven Children Die, Taken by Truck Accidents By Gordon Gibb (Dec-17-07)
- Avandia and heart failure: Did Avandia pave the way to this woman's heart attack? By Brenda Frohloff (Aug-16-07)
- Paxil Blamed for Broken Heart By Jane Mundy (Dec-13-06)