Risks of Giving Birth at Home

In recent years, families have sought more alternative, non-hospital locations for giving birth, such as at home and at birthing centers. The complications of giving birth outside of the hospitals can be a reason for concern, but a lot of times women feel more compelled to give birth at a place that suits their [...]

2020-10-09T11:05:38-07:00June 20th, 2018|Birth Injuries|

Many Birth Defects are Preventable

What could be worse than being informed as an expectant parent that your child may be born with a birth defect that could cripple them or remain with them the rest of their natural lives. Experts say there’s a lot an expectant mother can do nowadays to do to reduce a child’s risk for [...]

2020-12-22T13:22:43-08:00May 9th, 2018|Birth Injuries, Malpractice|

Reggae Legend Misdiagnosed with Soccer Injury

If the undisputed ‘King of Reggae’ were still alive today, Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley would be 71 years old. The legendary singer, songwriter, musician, and family man died on May 11, 1981 at the unlikely age of 36 of a rare melanoma. There’s some discrepancy how Marley contracted his acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) cancer. [...]

2021-01-22T08:46:48-08:00November 22nd, 2017|Blog|

6 Celebrities Who Had Misdiagnosed Medical Cases

Getting misdiagnosed with a condition that you don’t have is more common than you might think. According to one study, diagnostic errors occur in as many as 12 million people – or 1-in-20 American adults to be more exact.1 The fact is, many of our favorite celebrities have been misdiagnosed with a condition that [...]

2020-10-09T11:45:40-07:00October 6th, 2017|Misdiagnosis Statistics|

Crown Seeks 17 Years, Defense Argues for 7 at Philip Chicoine Child Pornography Hearing

Warning: Graphic content The Crown is seeking the longest prison sentence in Saskatchewan history for child pornography charges to be handed to Philip Michael Chicoine. Crown prosecutor Lana Morelli argued at the conclusion of Chicoine’s sentencing hearing Thursday the Saskatoon man should be given a 17-year sentence with no chance of parole for seven and a [...]

2020-12-17T13:14:10-08:00July 5th, 2017|Sexual Abuse|

Are There Risks Associated with Using Midwives?

In recent years, families have sought more alternative, non-hospital locations for giving birth, such as at home and at birthing centers using midwives. The complications of giving birth outside of the hospitals can be a reason for concern, but a lot of times women feel more compelled to give birth at a place that [...]

2020-10-09T09:55:11-07:00July 21st, 2016|Birth Injuries, Malpractice|

Message to Child Pornography Survivors: Survey Seeks Your Input to Enhance Support Services for Survivors

We at the Savage Law Firm are proud to support the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre), an advocacy and charitable organization dedicated to helping child pornography survivors. While a great deal is being accomplished around the world to support those who have been victimized by child pornography, the working advocacy group at [...]

Former Professor Convicted of Possessing Child Porn, Ordered to pay $78,900 in Restitution to Victims

Restitution awarded to the survivors of child pornography, following the conviction of a former college professor A former college professor who was recently convicted of possessing child pornography will now have to pay $78,900 in restitution to some of the victims – those who were featured in the images and videos that [...]

International Advocacy Group Launches New Initiative, Survey to Help Victims of Child Sex Abuse

An international working group co-chaired by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection has just rolled out a new initiative to investigate the effects of child sex abuse and enhance recovery services for victims. As part of this initiative, the group has developed a survey for child sex abuse survivors in order to better “understand [...]

‘Porn Dogs’ Find Electronic Devices Used to Hide Child Pornography

Dogs have long been used by law enforcement officials to sniff out contraband like bombs and drugs. A few working canines, however, have recently expanded this list to include the micro SD cards and thumb drives used by child pornographers to hide evidence. In fact, one of these so-called ‘porn dogs,’ a black Labrador [...]

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