James Cotter is a Partner with Nixon Wenger Lawyers – he will be joining us at the conference for Breakout Session “C2” on Saturday June 25th at 1530 in Room: Horizon S.

James Cotter Biography
James’ practice focuses primarily on the areas of Personal Injury, Estate Litigation and Health Law. James has represented clients in all of these practice areas in the British Columbia Supreme Court and the British Columbia Court of Appeal. James does not and never has acted for ICBC.

James is recognized for ensuring that his clients’ issues are dealt with promptly, effectively and in a cost effective manner. He has completed many mediations and trials, and has consistently obtained very good results for his clients. He is known as a tough negotiator and a battle-hardened litigator.

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LEGAL CLAIMS AND NURSES

Nurses play a vital role in the provision of hospital care in British Columbia. Often they are the glue holding our medical system together; providing care by striking a balance between their own professional and ethical standards, and other competing factors such as doctor’s orders, limited resources, hospital policies and patient needs. When patients do not experience the best outcomes, nurses can often be involved in legal claims, as witnesses, or as defendants. This presentation explains the basics of the litigation process with a focus on nurses.