BCRIMA Luncheon - Damages for Catastrophic Injury and Psychological Trauma

When:  May 16, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:45 PM (PT)
Associated with  British Columbia

Hello All!

Are you ready to get involved? Do you still need Continuing Education credits? BCRIMA is here to deliver with the next Luncheon being Held on Wednesday May 16th, 2018!


TOPIC: Damages for Catastrophic Injury and Psychological Trauma


When a claim for catastrophic injury is made, there are numerous issues that arise with respect to the proper quantification of the various heads of damage. The potential damages available can be quite significant making the quantification and management of the damages case important. We will explore the legal and practical issues that arise in the defence of catastrophic injury cases from onset to conclusion. Unlike many physical injuries, psychological trauma does not show up on an x-ray or an MRI. How severe does a psychological effect from an incident have to be in order to warrant compensation? How are such injuries established to a legal standard? What role do experts play in this area? These issues will be explored in the context of the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Saadati v. Moorhead.

SPEAKERS: Dianna S. Hwang and Jeremy M. Poole of Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

Dianna S. Hwang and Jeremy M. Poole are partners in the Insurance Local Government and Health Care practice groups of Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang, LLP. They each have extensive experience defending catastrophic bodily injury claims on behalf of private liability insurers, municipalities and other public institutions. Their extensive experience includes representation of clients at all levels of court in British Columbia as well as resolution of claims of all kinds through negotiation and mediation. Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang, LLP has a large and diverse insurance practice group that represents local, national and international insurers on coverage and subrogation matters as well as the defence of all types of claims.



The Metropolitan Hotel (Room tbd)
645 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC