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A Personal Injury Lawyer’s Insight into Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury

Experienced personal injury lawyers should know that Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury (DAI) refers to damage at an almost microscopic level to the connections of the brain. “Diffuse” means generalized in the brain. “Axonal” refers to the connections. After a car crash or other accident one may suffer a concussion, however, DAI is beyond a simply…

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A Personal Injury Lawyer's Insight into Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury

Experienced personal injury lawyers should know that Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury (DAI) refers to damage at an almost microscopic level to the connections of the brain. “Diffuse” means generalized in the brain. “Axonal” refers to the connections. After a car crash or other accident one may suffer a concussion, however, DAI is beyond a simply…

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Psychologist in Brain Injury Claim Ordered to Disclose Neuropsychological Assessment Records

Lawyers for ICBC Gain access to Raw Test Data Despite the Directives of the College of Psychologists of BC After suffering a brain injury in a motor vehicle accident, will the Court Order the psychologist to copy records to ICBC? As a Personal Injury Lawyer in British Columbia since 1995 I have had to hire registered psychologist…

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Judge Copies Personal Injury Lawyer in $4 Million Brain Injury Award

This birth malpractice case (Cojocaru v. British Columbia Women’s Hospital and Health Centre,2013 SCC 30) resulting in brain injury affirms the direction that Canadian Courts are taking  to informed consent in personal injury malpractice cases. The multi-million dollar award was upheld against one doctor for failing to provide the claimant with informed consent for the  “vaginal…

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ICBC Injury Lawyers Claim for Brain Injury In the Elderly

Age can make a difference to injury claims made with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, following a car accident. Personal injury lawyers are well aware of the principle that you “take a victim as you find them”in the Canadian courts. An ICBC lawyer can’t blame a brain injured claimant for having an unusually…

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ICBC Blames City of Langley for Car Accident Personal Injury

  In this ICBC sues Langley lawsuit (Simon v. McKinlay, 2013 BCSC 674) the injury claimant was a passenger injured in a single vehicle car accident on River Road in Langley. The car drove into in a ditch resulting in serious injuries including a brain injury. The driver was charged criminally with impaired driving causing bodily harm. However, the absence of…

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Best Outcome for Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Supreme Court of Canada

A $3.2 million personal injury award has been restored by our top court,the Supreme Court of Canada, helping to reinforce our modern approach to legal causation  in medical malpractice cases(Ediger v. Johnston, 2013 SCC 18) and personal injury cases generally. Personal injury lawyers assisting the injured will applaud the clarity and brevity of this decision. This…

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Brain Injury after a Car Accident- Help Understanding Symptoms

As a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver I have the good fortune of having a Brain Surgeon as a father. In this exclusive video, Dr. R.O. Holness, Neurosurgeon since 1975, touches on the symptoms of brain injury after car accidents.  Family members are often the first to contact my personal injury law firm for help after…

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“But for” Test in Motor Vehicle Accident Cases Beefed-Up By Supreme Court of Canada

  In this legal causation personal injury case, (Clements v. Clements, 2012 SCC 32) the Supreme Court of Canada  has done its best to clarify for lawyers and claimants when the “but for” causation test can be replaced by the material contribution to risk test in car accident injury cases stating:   “[46]  The foregoing discussion leads me to…

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"But for" Test in Motor Vehicle Accident Cases Beefed-Up By Supreme Court of Canada

  In this legal causation personal injury case, (Clements v. Clements, 2012 SCC 32) the Supreme Court of Canada  has done its best to clarify for lawyers and claimants when the “but for” causation test can be replaced by the material contribution to risk test in car accident injury cases stating:   “[46]  The foregoing discussion leads me to…

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