‘FAIR – supporting auto accident victims through advocacy and education’
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If you have a Superior Court or Arbitration Decision that contains an adverse comment about one of Ontario’s IME providers you can send it to us for inclusion on our website at email@example.com
You can check out some of the cases by searching an assessors name on the Canadian Legal Information Institute web page where court decisions are published at: http://www.canlii.org/en/index.html
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has a Arbitration and Appeal Decisions section with decisions in respect to auto accident claims that include the names of physicians, assessors and assessment centers at: http://www.fsco.gov.on.ca/en/drs/Pages/arbitration_appeal_decisions.aspx You will have to call (416) 590-7202 or 1-800-517-2332 ext. 7202 to register for a password to get access to the FSCO decisions. Please let us know is you encounter any issues getting a password.
“Clearly one hopes that a medical expert will not only be qualified to conduct a competent assessment but will also be independent and unbiased in formulating his/her opinion. But what if he or she is not?” (Bakalenikov v. Semkiw, 2010 ONSC 4928 (CanLII) — 2010-09-15)
“The value of these independent assessments is directly proportionate to the independence and quality that courts and arbitrators attach to them.” [Rocco Guerriero B.Sc., DC, FRCCSS(C), FCCPOR(C), FCCO(C)] Canadian Underwriter Dec 20, 2012 Letter to the Editor: Independent medical examinations provide “necessary check and balance”
Expert Witnesses looking back | thinking forward http://www.hamiltonmedicallegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Experts.pdf
Our Adverse comment page is not an exhaustive list or search of adverse comments. These are just examples of the comments of Judges and Arbitrators, the triers-of-fact, who decide the quality of the experts and their evidence. Surely we can trust in their words.