The plaintiff, Mr. Itamunoala, an Ontario resident had a brain aneurysm and saw four doctors for assessment. None of them adequately assessed Mr. Itamunoala and his condition went undiagnosed. While he was on vacation in the United States, he collapsed and was taken to the hospital. Mr. Itamunoala had emergency surgery in the United States and was left with a substantial bill for the medical services he received there, for which OHIP would not pay. Mr. Itamunoala sued the four doctors for their failure to diagnose and treat his brain aneurysm in Ontario. The trial judge, Justice Jennings found that each of the four defendant doctors was negligent and commended Mr. Itamanuala’s lawyers (Mr. Mandel and Mr. Mladenovic) for their preparation and trial presentation.
Within the endorsement of The Honourable Mr. Justice Jennings, His Honour stated:
The plaintiff’s case was commendably prepared and expeditiously and competently presented.
Medical malpractice cases are inherently complex and risky. They require a level of experience and skill, which counsel clearly met in this case.
Itamunoala v. Pierce, 2005 CanLII 5349 (ON SC) – Endorsement of Costs
Itamunoala v. Pierce, 2004 CarswellOnt 6070 – Decision