SCC Decision “Tax Gross Up”

We will review the Supreme Court of Canada decision that explained why adjustments on awards are made as it relates to interest and income tax that may accrue on awards and why “tax gross up” comes into play. This is a simple explanation extracted from the case law: earnings on the capital awarded are subject […]

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Sleep Studies

This article will focus on seeking funding for sleep studies in mild traumatic brain injury cases. Each Province will have specific regulations for accident benefits.  This article will reference BC Legislation, INSURANCE (VEHICLE) REGULATION, [Last amended March 5, 2020 by B.C. Reg. 48/2020] – Part 7 — Accident Benefits.  We will then go into specific […]

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Minor Injury Assessment in Alberta

We will review an Alberta Court of King’s Bench decision, published on March 14, 2023 referenced as Couch v Olatiregun, 2023 ABKB 104 (CanLII). This was a case involving a rear end collision which occurred on April 13, 2017.  The Defendant, who was unrepresented, and did not attend the trial, was found 100% at fault […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, TOS, Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Double Crush Syndrome

Today’s article will go over Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Double Crush Syndrome. First, we will briefly review some of the nerves that may be impacted in either carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome and myofascial pain syndrome for a better understanding of how and/or why these conditions come to […]

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Two Part Medical-Legal Series

REGISTER NOW! Join us for a complimentary Professional Development webinar series. PART I: EVIDENTIARY RULINGS ON THE ADMISSIBILITY OF EXPERT EVIDENCE Thursday, February 23, 2023 12:00pm PST/1:00pm MST This program will offer a comprehensive review of several published decisions that define and provide clarity on the topic of admissibility relating to expert evidence at trial. […]

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Analyzing Aneurysms & Stroke

Aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage, vasospasm and stroke – a closer look. We have seen several cases in the Courts across Canada dealing with medical malpractice claims analyzing the issue of standard of care and causation relating to aneurysms and resulting stroke. Today we will share a few facts about this type of brain bleed.  Typically symptoms […]

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