18th Annual Conference on Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury

2011 ABI Conference Brochure

Thomson, Rogers is a proud sponsor of the Hamilton Health Science Centre's Annual Conference. This years' topic is "Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Current Directions in Diagnosis and Treatment". The Conference will be taking place April 28 - 29,...


David Payne & David Tenszen to speak at MADD Canada's 2011 Victims' Weekend

MADD Canada's Victims' Weekend and Candlelight Vigil of Hope & Remembrance will be taking place from April 29th to May 1st. David Payne and David Tenszen will be leading a discussion on the topic of "Impaired Driving Civil Cases", and they will be answering questions from the audience.

Dr. Jane Gillett

Thomson, Rogers is saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Jane Gillett on February 17, 2011 after a short battle with cancer.

Dr. Gillett was the President of the International Paediatric Brain Injury Association, and a big part of the Acquired Brain Injury community.

>> Brain Injury Association of Canada Article

Upcoming Conferences: Piecing the Puzzle Together: Catastrophic Claims, Tort Claims and the New SABS

Thomson, Rogers will be conducting full-day conferences that will provide an up to date review of the New Statutory Accident Benefits.

These conferences will also provide information on:

  • How to detect & decide who fits into the New SABS framework as Catastrophic
  • Understanding Neuropsychological Testing
  • Understanding tort claims to...

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Ed the Sock

The recovery process following an accident can be difficult and frustrating. This story demonstrates how a health care worker can empathize with their patient and deliver a unique method of reaching out to them. In this story, a social worker helped give an innocent victim hope for the future.

Read the full story

Share Your Story

Submit an inspirational story and you could be selected as a monthly winner. One special story will be selected each month and the entrant will choose a charity to which a charitable donation will be made in their name.

Everybody has a story about an everyday hero or an extraordinary act of caring. This is a place to share the stories with others for hope and inspiration.

Share your story here

Treatment and Assessment Plans - OCF 18's

Find out if insurers have the right to request that medications be placed on a treatment plan and if adjusters have to provide a medical reason to deny the OCF 18’s.


Question to Thomson, Rogers

Author: Paul Standish

"Just wanted to let you know that I have received feedback from supervisors and adjusters at Insurance Companies;
OCF 18’s, i.e.,

  1. Medication – I am being told that the insurer has the right to request that the meds be placed on a treatment plan, and that has been the training that the adjusters have been receiving.
  2. Denial of OCF 18:
    the adjuster says they don’t have to provide a...

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Finding Solutions to Key Challenges: Part 1 Incurred Expenses - A Challenge for New Accident Victims

On September 1, 2010, the interpretation of "incurred expense" changed dramatically and created new challenges for the families of innocent accident victims.

From 1991 to 1995 the definition of "incurred expense" to obtain attendant care required families to retain professional caregivers in order to qualify for reimbursement under the SABS.  In subsequent revisions of the SABS, the requirement to use professional caregivers was removed and the Courts interpreted...