Andrew Murray's Archive

Time to look at the big picture

Jonathan Dew died in a Windsor jail in 2012 after a breakdown in monitoring his health, with information not recorded or shared among staff and his symptoms chalked up to drug withdrawal, an inquest concluded Friday. The lawyer representing Dew’s family, Andrew Murray, told the coroner’s jury Friday that more than an inquest-by-inquest approach was […]...Read More

Windsor Jail inmate’s death was due to natural causes, inquest concludes

A coroner’s inquest has concluded that the death of a Windsor Jail inmate was the result of natural causes. Andrew Murray, lawyer for the Dew family, praised the jury’s recommendations, and said it sends the message that medical measures need to be bolstered at Windsor Jail and its replacement, the South West Detention Centre — […]...Read More

Inmate who collapsed at Windsor Jail a victim of communication breakdown

Jonathan Dew, an inmate who collapsed at the Windsor Jail and later died in hospital, may have been the victim of a systemic communication breakdown, a coroner’s inquest was told Wednesday. Andrew Murray, the lawyer representing Dew’s family, asked Ryan why the fact Dews was experiencing severe diarrhea, to the point where he could no […]...Read More

The London-area family of Jonathan Dew is anxious to get answers

Jonathan Dew was healthy enough to be riding a bicycle when he was picked up by police in September 2012. A few days days later, he was found in a jail cell, dehydrated and “a very, very sick man.” Starting Monday, Dew’s London-area family hopes to learn how and why the 26-year-old man fell so […]...Read More

Settlement of Personal Injury Claims On Behalf of Persons Under a Disability

This paper reviews the past and current approach to the settlements of claims on behalf of minors and mentally incapable people. In particular, it considers the evidence required to allow the Court to determine if the proposed settlement is in the best interests of the claimant; and the reasonableness of solicitor fees for services. Settlement-of-personal-injury-claims-on-behalf-of-persons-under-a-disability...Read More

Appeals in the Personal Injury Context

The practice of personal injury law, although part of civil litigation in general, has become a very specialized area of practice. Defendants are represented almost exclusively by lawyers whose practices are restricted to the defence of personal injury lawsuits. Increasingly, plaintiff lawyers dedicate their practices exclusively to plaintiff personal injury litigation. The specialization of the […]...Read More

A summary of proposed changes to the definition of Catastrophic Impairment

Anyone injured in an auto accident is entitled to claim accident benefits to help pay for expensive therapies, rehab, personal care, and related treatments. The ability to advance a claim depends entirely on the severity of the injury. Right now there are three levels of coverage – minor injury, serious injury, and catastrophic injury. Future […]...Read More

Victims face new fight for benefits

Suffering chronic pain, Brad Phillips knows what his life would be like if he didn’t have money won from his insurance settlement. View Article...Read More

Proposed Changes to Catastrophic Impairment Definition – A Timeline

Winter 2010/11 – The Superintendent of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario FSCO on his own initiative struck a committee made up of hand-picked medical experts with the request that they make recommendations to change the longstanding definition applied to injured car crash victims who sought the CAT impairment definition. Spring 2011 – The Expert […]...Read More

The fight over serious pain

Seriously injured crash victims will have a tougher time getting money to help get better under changes the province is considering, a London lawyer warns. A panel from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario is recommending insurance changes that would reduce the number of life-altering injuries that would be deemed catastrophic. If the changes are […]...Read More

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