What is the test for determining future care costs of a plaintiff in a personal injury case?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from St Denis v Turner, 2020 BCSC 603 (CanLII):

Our Court of Appeal in Johal v. Meyede, 2014 BCCA 509 stated that in considering costs of future care, the trial judge should ensure (at para. 44): a) an “evidentiary link between the caregiver’s assessment of pain or disability and the recommended care”; b) “regard for the real and substantial possibility that the expense will be incurred” and that “an allowance for the contingency that the cost may not be incurred”; and c) “the specific amount awarded for each item claimed” is identified.

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