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The ongoing scrutiny of experts as advocates: Thompson v. Helgeson

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 @ 8:01 AM | By Yianni Pappas-Acreman

Thompson v. Helgeson 2017 BCSC 927, a recent case of the British Columbia Supreme Court, provides a candid reminder about the duties of experts in personal injury litigation.

The plaintiff, a 44-year-old woman, suffered injuries in a rear-end motor vehicle accident that occurred in 2012. The defendant admitted liability for the accident, but disputed the nature and extent of Pia Thompson's injuries.

The court found that Thompson suffered a mild concussion (which resolved shortly after the accident), moderate soft tissue injuries to her back and neck...