Maria Damiano

Maria Damiano is an associate at the firm Paul Harte Professional Corporation. Since 2003, Maria’s practice has been restricted exclusively to the area of medical malpractice assisting victims of serious medical harm across Ontario and Canada. Maria was called to the Bar in 2002 and is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. As part of her legal training, Maria studied at the University of Bologna Law School in Italy, the oldest law school in the Western world.

Maria is the President-Elect of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

Musllam v. Hamilton General Hospital, 2021 ONSC 91 (CanLII)

The plaintiff brought a contested motion to amend the Statement of Claim to add particulars to the facts that have already been pled, and add two additional defendants. The existing defendant physician also brought a cross-motion to have the action dismissed asserting no genuine cause of action and delay…

Pinch (Guardian ad litem of) v. Morwood, 2017 BCCA 234 (CanLII)

Medical errors now the third leading cause of death in the US

It’s no surprise that thousands of people die from medical errors every year. But a new study from the Journal of Patient Safety reveals that as many as 440,000 patients die each year in the US from preventable medical errors. That means that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the US, exceeded only by cancer and heart disease. The article …