This study presents comprehensive analyzed data about medical malpractice trials and appeals in the Ontario civil court system over a 24-year period, from 1992 to 2016. The study looks at the trends in this population of cases with the hopes that there is, for medical malpractice litigants, some predictive value in at least knowing the facts. The study examined not only success rates for parties in these cases but also other trends such as which fundamental legal issues were pursued, how certain issues fared on appeal, the impact of juries, and legal cost trends. The study concludes by offering some insight into what trends occurred in those cases and how that information might inform future medical malpractice litigation decisions.
Knutsen, Erik S, The Medical Malpractice Landscape in Ontario: Facts, Trends and Analysis of Trials and Appeals (August 21, 2017). (2017) 47 Advocates Quarterly 131.