This article is by Cynthia Miller, Unit Director & Counsel at LAWPRO.
Counsel representing clients who seek compensation for injuries caused by another’s negligence or wrongdoing are encouraged to be mindful that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care may also be entitled to recover its costs for health care and medical treatment provided to the injured party from the tortfeasor. Failure to advance OHIP’s subrogated claim can lead to adverse consequences for both the injured plaintiff and plaintiff ’s counsel.
Accordingly, solicitors are wise to develop a working knowledge of the principle of subrogation, and to implement file management . . . [more]