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It is important to remember that Catastrophic Impairment is a legal definition, not a medical one. Therefore, what does or does not represent catastrophic impairment cannot be based on “science”, nor can it be based on medical opinion. That is the essence of the discussion at hand.



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Since the Sept. 1, 2010 re-introduction of the concept of "incurred" expenses and the qualifying term "economic loss" in the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule, automobile insurers and accident victims have debated how the terms incurred and economic loss should be applied when paying for allowable goods or services, Toronto personal injury lawyer Stacey L. Stevens writes in Lawyers Weekly.



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Dr. Harold Becker, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto has written an opinion paper regarding the “redefinition” of Catastrophic Impairment, which is going to be discussed at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) Roundtable this Friday.

Read Dr. Becker’s paper here.



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We are pleased to announce the launch of our official Thomson, Rogers Facebook page. We invite you to visit our page which features our latest community involvement, auto insurance legislation updates, webcasts, event photos, media reports and more.

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Seriously injured accident benefit claimants in Ontario no longer are required to dispute a “catastrophic impairment” denial within two years from the date of the denial, according to a recent arbitration decision, Toronto plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer Darcy Merkur writes in Lawyers Weekly.  Read Lawyers Weekly



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Just as a common understanding of the term “catastrophic impairment” has been reached, its definition is being completely reworked with an aim for a more accurate and objective system, Toronto plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer Darcy Merkur recently discussed at the Back to School with Thomson Rogers and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario Conference.



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The majority of the recommendations included in a government task force’s report on fraud in the province’s auto insurance system are positive, Toronto personal injury lawyer Stacey L. Stevens says in Law Times. Read Law Times.



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On November 23, 2012, David MacDonald's presented at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO). His seminar topic "Succeeding on Mediations and Arbitrations"is available for viewing.



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