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Want to record an independent medical exam? Better have good cause

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 @ 1:28 PM | By Matt Lalande

Lipovetsky v. Sunlife 2018 ONSC 1664 is a recent decision in which a plaintiff asked the court to order that she be allowed to bring a companion with her as a support person — and — that she be allowed to audio record a doctor during an independent medical exam (IME). The claimant suffered from anxiety, bipolar, and borderline personality disorder and persistent emotional dysregulation. She was easily overwhelmed and was vulnerable to stress. In considering her condition, Madam Master Karen E. Jolley decided there was enough...