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Court decisions that will greatly affect future cost of care awards

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 10:09 AM | By Ellen Drevnig

The intention of this article is to explain three categories of damages claimed and awarded in cost of care claims and to substantiate these by a review of relevant jurisprudence. The three categories of damages are: past housekeeping costs, applicable discount rates and allowance for financial management and administration costs. These have become common subject areas for discussion.

Past housekeeping costs 

The decision in McIntyre v. Docherty et al. 2009 97 O.R. (3d) 189, recognized how important household work is to the pride and self-esteem of...