Ontario Superior Court acknowledges the risks and obstacles facing the medical malpractice bar

Ryan Marinacci and Richard Bogoroch on what Hemmings v Peng means for access to justice

By Julius Melnitzer | May 29, 2023

This article was produced in partnership with Bogoroch & Associates LLP

The  recent Ontario Superior Court decision in Hemmings v. Peng (2023 ONSC 66) awarding plaintiffs some $4.2 million in costs and disbursement lays bare the risks and obstacles facing the medical malpractice bar and the access to justice issues these hurdles present.

“The decision recognizes the tremendous financial burdens that plaintiffs’ counsel assume when they take on these types of cases and the importance of a fair assessment of costs to ensuring access to justice,” said Richard Bogoroch, founder of Toronto-based Bogoroch & Associates LLP, a civil litigation boutique whose focus includes medical malpractice and personal injury cases, and who was not involved in the case. MORE . . .

Julius Melnitzer is a Toronto-based legal affairs writer, ghostwriter, writing coach and media trainer. Readers can reach him at [email protected] or https://legalwriter.net/contact.


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