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Wendy C. Whelan

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Address: Bay Adelaide Centre, E Tower, 2800-22 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON, M5H 4E3
Lawyer Firm: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Phone: (416) 367-6000
Fax: (416) 367-6749
Email: wwhelan@blg.com
Website: www.blg.com

First Year of Call 2006
Areas of Practice Civil Litigation, Health Law
Description Executive Summary

Wendy Whelan is a lawyer in the Health Law Group of the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Wendy defends hospitals and their employees in medical negligence claims and civil sexual assault matters. Wendy also provides advice to hospital clients and Community Care Access Centres on risk management, patient/client care issues, and Consent and Capacity Board (CCB) and Health Services Appeal and Review Board (HSARB) matters. Wendy represents clients at all levels of the Ontario Courts, Tribunals, Mediations and Coroner’s Inquests. During her first year of practice she was seconded to the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC). Wendy enjoys golfing, pilates and reading classic literature.


Publications & Presentations

Co-Chair, Osgoode Certificate in Health Law, 2012-14

Co-Presenter, “Role of the SDM & When Should the CCAC Initiate a Form G,” Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres Conference, June 2012.

Presenter OACCAC Annual Conference 2012/2013

Presenter, “Anzovino Inquest,” Osgoode Certificate in Health Law, May 2012-2014

Co-Presenter, “End of Life,” HIROC Webinar, March 2012-2014

Presenter, “The Obstetrical Negligence Claim,” Reducing the Risks of Obstetrical Malpractice Conference, June 2011.

Co-Chair and Co-Presenter, “Medical Negligence and Charting, Best Practices for Reducing Liability,” Legal Risk Management for Nurses, Osgoode Hall Law School, June 2011-2014

Author/Presenter, “The Patient Relations File,” HIROC Connection and HIROC Webinar, May 2011.

Presenter, “Standard of Care,” Osgoode Certificate in Health Law, May 2011.

Presenter, “Giving Evidence at Examinations for Discovery,” St. John's Rehab, William Osler, Credit Valley Hospital, 2009 and 2010.

Author, “Governing Law and Jurisdiction,” Risk Management in Canadian Health Care 9 RM CHC 2007.

Professional Involvement

Member, Canadian Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society and Medico-Legal Society of Toronto

Executive Member, Ontario Bar Association, Health Law Section

Instructor, Ontario Hospital Association/BLG “Giving Evidence at Examinations for Discovery” Course, 2010

Instructor, Informed Consent Tutorial, University of Toronto


Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (abbreviated as BLG) is the largest full-service Canadian law firm. The firm has over 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in offices in Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Waterloo Region.

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Address: East Tower, Bay Adelaide Centre, 22 Adelaide St W #3400, Toronto, ON M5H 4E3, Canada
Phone: (416) 367-6000
Walter D'Mello on 2017-09-16
 We are happy to have used the services of BLG, they have been prompt and professional. In particular we would like to thanks "Lillian Aguilar" who has been fantastic and super diligent in her work. Thank you.
Adeolu Sanyaolu on 2017-12-06
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