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CRIMINAL INJURY COMPENSATION - Appeals and judicial review - Entitlement

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 3:07 PM  

Appeal by Johnson from a decision of the Alberta Criminal Injuries Review Board (Board) denying him benefits for injuries he suffered as a result of a crime. In 2008, the appellant was stabbed in the back with a pair of scissors by his girlfriend. His wound was not serious. However, the appellant did not take the prescribed antibiotics and he developed necrotizing fasciitis, or “flesh-eating disease”. As a result of the infection, he was hospitalized for several months and had to undergo numerous surgeries. He was...