Is there any evidence that a plaintiff has sustained a long-term, long term chronic pain for long periods of time?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Koltai v. Wang, 2015 BCSC 1346 (CanLII):

The defendant also cites the warning in Butler v. Blaylock Estate, [1981] B.C.J. No. 31 (S.C.) that courts should be: … exceedingly careful when there is little or no objective evidence of continuing injury and wood complaints of pain persist for long periods extending beyond the normal or usual recovery.

The defendant contends that in the plaintiff’s evidence there is a deceit or exaggeration that must be separated from the truth concerning his injuries. An unsatisfactory result in the analysis is typically brought on by the plaintiff because of his lack of credibility: see Le v. Milburn, [1987] B.C.J. No. 2690 (S.C.).

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