On June 8, 2021, the Honorable Justice Arrell gave his judgement finding two Hamilton Paramedics guilty of failing to provide the necessities of life in relation to a call they attended on December 2nd, 2017. This is potentially a precedent setting case not only for paramedics but for the greater health care community. On todays’ episode we analyze the case and what it means with former paramedic and current lawyer Chris Robertson.
is a 23-year Ontario paramedic, having at one time worked with what was then the Ministry of Health, before ORNGE, staffing BANDAGE 4, 7796 in Timmins as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic. He retired as a Deputy Chief in an Ontario municipality. He graduated from Osgoode Hall law school in 2013, and has been in practice as a lawyer since. With 23 years in EMS, and having worked in public sector legal governance for years, Chris now practices a wide-range of law at Baldwin Law including employment, human rights, personal injury, insurance defence, and general civil litigation with some criminal defence and professional regulatory defence as well