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No Adverse Inference when Clinical Records Disclosed to the Defence and Provided to Experts

During the usual course of a personal injury action an injured plaintiff may be treated by one or more medical professionals. Those professionals typically maintain clinical notes of each visit. If a matter proceeds to trial…

Exacerbation of Pre-Existing Degenerative Neck Changes Garner $75,000 Award for Damages

In McCartney v. McArthur, 2014BCSC 2164, the plaintiff had suffered of pre-existing pain symptoms, with flares of stiffness and limited range of motion at times. His car was rear-ended while stopped in traffic, pushing him into…

Defendant Bus Company Granted Leave to Withdraw Admissions of Liability and Negligence

Earlier this week, in the case of Finch v. Anderson, 2014BCSC 2008, reasons for judgment were released in an application to withdraw the defendants’ earlier admissions of negligence and liability. The collision occurred when a bus…