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Proving Causation and Damages in late Cancer Diagnosis Cases

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Date Published

July 26, 2017


Ontario Trial Lawyers Association




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Establishing causation in cases of late cancer diagnosis has always been a challenging task. Plaintiffs face difficulty proving the stage at which their disease would have been caught absent the negligence, precisely because the imaging and biopsies that would have assisted with that exercise were never done.

Jurisprudence has developed in recent years to assist plaintiffs in building their case at trial, and this webinar proposes to review both the law and medicine pertinent to cancer staging, and the damages arising from delays in diagnosis and treatment.

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Barbara A. MacFarlane

Barbara recently joined the partnership at Legate after enjoying a 30 year career at a well-respected Downtown Toronto law... Read More

Jillian Evans

Jillian Evans in a partner at Morris + Stoltz + Evans LLP, and has more than a decade of specialization as a committed... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Proving Causation and Damages in late Cancer Diagnosis Cases - Video
Proving Causation and Damages in late Cancer Diagnosis Cases - Paper
Proving Causation and Damages in late Cancer Diagnosis Cases - Slide Deck
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This program has not been submitted for credit in any jurisdiction. Registrants will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in various jurisdictions.

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