Judge Condemns Practice of Ghostwriting Expert Reports

by Stephen M. Birman | March 10th 2017

Doctor Writing Report Defence medical assessments are a fact of life for Plaintiffs in personal injury litigation. Most injured accident victims dislike the idea of attending these assessments with medical experts retained by the defendant’s insurance companies. As lawyers, we frequently hear from clients who call us in frustration with complaints that the medical expert had pre-determined his/her … Continued

Crucial to Submit Disability Certificates (OCF-3) Early

Disability Certificate (OCF-3) image Why it is NOW crucial to complete and submit a Disability Certificate (OCF-3) ASAP – An important message for hospital providers. Traditionally, we have explained to hospital providers that while it was best for patients to submit their Accident Benefit documents (i.e. Application and Disability Certificate) to their accident benefit insurer ASAP, there was no serious … Continued

McGibbon hotel reconstruction opposition voice support for settlement

Independent Free Press | by Kathryn Boyle, Jeff Wilker comments | February 23, 2017

The Independent Free Press logo 150 x 56 Town staff have come up with what they describe as a ‘win-win’ for Silvercreek Commercial Builders and concerned residents when it comes to the McGibbon reconstruction. During a special council meeting on Feb. 22, Halton Hills solicitor Jeff Wilker presented to council in a public forum the legalities of the settlement between the town and … Continued

‘Ghostwriting’ Prohibited in Court

TorontoSun.com | by Darcy Merkur | February 18, 2017

Toronto Sun thumbnail Does Donald Trump author all of his own tweets? Is it wrong if he doesn’t write them all himself? While the U.S. president and other politicians and celebrities can have representatives speak on their behalf, an expert witness in the courtroom does not have that right. Rather, a court expert must be the sole author … Continued

The Motorcycle Show Toronto 2017

The Motorcycle Show Toronto Logo It might be winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your first Sunday ride with friends. Whether you’re a casual rider or could cruise for days on end, you’ll love The Toronto Motorcycle Show. From February 17th to 19th you can find the personal injury lawyers from Thomson, Rogers among the show’s exhibitors … Continued

Glen Williams residents likely to be disappointed at upcoming OMB development hearing

Independent Free Press | by Graeme Grisque, Jeff Wilker mentioned | February 16, 2017

The Independent Free Press logo 150 x 56 Residents in Glen Williams remain unhappy with a recent decision by council to allow an unpopular residential development in the Halton Hills hamlet to move forward. The 31-home development by Eden Oak Creditview Heights Inc., currently under review by Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), met stiff resistance at a Jan. 24 special meeting of council at … Continued

Event: 2017 BIST/OBIA Mix and Mingle

Event Date: June 14, 2017
Mix & Mingle Event Please join us at the 2017 BIST/OBIA Mix and Mingle networking event, “Celebrating Partnerships”. This event is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto. In addition to being a networking event, the 2017 BIST/OBIA Mix and Mingle helps raise awareness of brain injury and … Continued

Icewave 2017 in Support of SickKids Foundation

On Saturday, February 10th, 2017 at Beachblast Toronto the Thomson, Rogers’ team, lead by personal injury lawyer Carr Hatch, participated in the 2017 Icewave Volleyball Tournament in support of Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids Foundation. The tournament is over, however, there are more than 800 children in treatment for cancer alone at SickKids Hospital that need help. Many … Continued

PIA Law 2017 Platinum Sponsor of Brain Injury Society of Toronto

As a founding member of PIA Law, Thomson, Rogers is proud to announce that we are a 2017 Platinum Sponsor of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST). The Brain Injury Society of Toronto depends on funds from donations, sponsorship fees and fundraising events in order to provide a variety of programs and services to its … Continued

Clarity on prejudgment interest but not deductible

The Lawyers Weekly | by Darcy Merkur | February 2017

Clarity on prejudgment interest but not deductible by personal injury lawyer Darcy Merkur The debate over whether ongoing Ontario personal injury automobile claims are impacted by recent legislative amendments received some clarity recently, at least when it comes to the issue of prejudgment interest. However, the dispute over the application of annually increasing statutory deductibles to ongoing personal injury automobile claims remains. Ontario motor vehicle accident victims involved … Continued

Event: Getting to CAT: Best Practices for Dealing with Adult Traumatic Brain Injury

Hamilton Health Sciences Centre | January 27, 2017

Event Date: January 27, 2017
TR Speaks - Stacey Stevens presents at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre Stacey Stevens, a personal injury lawyer and a partner with Thomson, Rogers, will be presenting, “Getting to CAT: Best Practices for Dealing with Adult TBI in the New SABS Regime”, to health care workers at the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre on Friday, January 27, 2017. The Lunch and Learn is designed to help health care professionals … Continued

Latitude exists on two-year limitation period

Law Times | by Marg. Bruineman, Stephen Birman quoted | January 16, 2017

Insurance Policy A recent decision serves as a reminder that judges have some latitude in the two-year limitation period in motor vehicle accidents where there is serious and permanent injury. But even in circumstances when discoverability of the extent of the injury is delayed, lawyers may open themselves up to liability. In Schaefer v Ayeneababa, the defendant … Continued

The Trouble with Bad Faith Claims in the Context of Statutory Accident Benefits

Posted December 20, 2016

ABR Updater Issue 35 by personal injury lawyer Benjamin Brookwell Insurance companies have a duty to deal fairly with the claims of the people they insure. If you are in a car accident, however, you cannot sue your insurance company for bad faith in connection with their decision to deny your statutory accident benefits. In 702535 Ontario Inc. v. Non-Marine Underwriters, Lloyd’s of London, the … Continued

Telephone Scam

telephone scam alert thumbnail We have recently been made aware of a telephone scam involving someone portraying himself as representing Thomson Rogers. These calls are completely unauthorized. Thomson Rogers, our lawyers, staff and representatives do not randomly call people for any purpose, nor have we ever engaged any third party to do so on our behalf. At Thomson Rogers, … Continued

Hospital doctor’s negligence upheld after fatal meningitis missed, court rules

CTV News Toronto | by Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | November 28, 2016

CTV News Toronto thumbnail TORONTO — A hospital doctor who failed to detect meningitis in a patient who died from the infection was professionally negligent, Ontario’s top court affirmed Monday. In upholding a negligence finding against Dr. Virat Joshi, the Ontario Court of Appeal said the evidence clearly showed Mark Barber was displaying symptoms the doctor should have noticed and investigated. … Continued

Meet Stacey Stevens – Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted December 2, 2016

Stacey Stevens, one of the best personal injury lawyers in Toronto Stacey Stevens was in Grade 6 when she realized she wanted to be a lawyer. Stacey pursued her dream and, after overcoming significant challenges in her life, Stacey was called to the Ontario Bar in 2005. Stacey learned very early on that hard work, dedication and an unwavering belief in fighting for what is right … Continued

Getting to CAT: A Roadmap for Health Care Professionals

Toronto ABI Network Conference | November 10, 2016

Paper - Getting to CAT: A Roadmap for Health Care Professional On November 10th, 2016, Thomson Rogers’ Stacey Stevens presented a concurrent session at the Toronto ABI Network Conference held at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel. Below you will find a link to the paper that was presented. The paper is essential reading for any health care professional working with catastrophically (CAT) injured accident victims … Continued

Chronic Pain Cases – Beware of the Civil Jury: A Review of Mandel v. Fakhim

ABR Updater | Issue 34 | November 2016

ABR Updater Issue 34 - November 2016 by personal injury lawyer John-Paul Zeni Think hard before taking a chronic pain case to a jury trial in the current legal environment. Juries continue to be suspicious of chronic pain related injuries and are making it extremely challenging for chronic pain suffering victims. The recent case of Mandel v Fakhim is another prime example of this trend, to the point … Continued

Enough For The Journey Ahead?

The Lawyers Weekly - Recovery Personal Injury Magazine | by Kim Arnott, Wendy Moore Mandel quoted | November 2016

The Lawyers Weekly Recovery Personal Injury Magazine Vol. 3, No. 2 2016 Latest revisions to auto insurance system in Ontario seen as meaning less for more people who are injured. Few people expect to walk away from a car crash unscathed. But when it comes to the most severe financial and medical impacts, most assume their automobile insurance will cushion the blows. For Ontario drivers, that protection is … Continued

Recipients of the Thomson Rogers 80th Anniversary Charitable Giveaway Announced

Posted November 14, 2016

Thomson Rogers celebrates 80th anniversary with 80K charitable giveaway thumbnail On November 10, 2016, at the Toronto ABI Network Conference, Alan Farrer, managing partner of Thomson Rogers, enjoyed the honour of presenting Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO) as the grand recipient of the Thomson Rogers 80th Anniversary Charitable Giveaway. SCIO received $30,000.00 to support their continued efforts to assist people with spinal cord injuries and other … Continued