In Reasons for Judgment delivered on December 10, 2014, Mr. Justice Ball of the New Westminster BC Supreme Court awarded compensation in a motor vehicle accident case.
The plaintiff alleged that the accident, in fact, caused rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – a degenerative condition. The court goes through an interesting discussion on what the medical experts thought about causation on the RA issue. Ultimately, the court ruled that the RA was not caused by the accident. Instead, the court found that the accident only caused 6 months of soft-tissue pain and awarded $32,500.
The court stated in Kabani v. Lee starting at paragraph 47:
 Based on the evidence before me I am satisfied that the soft tissue injuries Ms. Kabani incurred in the Accident were substantially healed within six months after the Accident and were not persistent symptoms thereafter…
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