02 February, 2017

Cancer Misdiagnosis Case

Typically, medical negligence claims involving cancer allege a failure to diagnose the cancer in a timely manner.  However, the converse may also occur.  In Kooijman v. Bradshaw, 2016 BCSC 2316, the Plaintiff alleged the Defendant pathologists wrongly diagnosed her with thyroid...

30 January, 2017

Double Costs after Trial

The Rules of Court contain incentives to encourage parties to settle cases out of court.  If a Plaintiff makes an offer to a Defendant in order to settle a case and that offer is rejected, the matter will proceed to...

19 January, 2017

Depression Following a Car Accident

In the case of Beaton v. Perkes, 2016 BCSC 2276, the Plaintiff’s vehicle was rear-ended when she was stopped at a red light. Liability was admitted by the Defendants.The case was relatively straightforward because the medical experts and legal counsel were...

14 December, 2016

ICBC regional rate increases

A recent article by CBC highlighted the increased financial pressures felt by ICBC customers.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/icbc-rates-telkwa-1.3834054Darcy Repen, the mayor of the small village of Telkwa in northern British Columbia, plans to file a complaint with B.C.’s Human Rights Tribunal over the unfair...

06 December, 2016

Join Nicola Peffers in her fight for justice

CBC News - Former Canadian sailor launches harassment suit against military. So far, Peffers is the only plaintiff in the suit brought forward by the law firm of Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota. The firm is looking for other armed forces...

25 November, 2016

Future Care Cost Awards for Aboriginal Plaintiff

In the case of Watkins v. Harder, 2016 BCSC 2078, the Plaintiff was injured when her vehicle was rear-ended by the Defendant’s truck. The Defendant admitted liability for the accident and the Plaintiff was awarded $233,950 in damages. This award included...