The defendant bears the burden of proving that a plaintiff could have and should have mitigated his or her loss. Whether a plaintiff's refusal to follow the advice of doctors with respect to treatment is reasonable or unreasonable is assessed on an objective standard: Janiak v. Ippolito (1985), 1985 CanLII 62 (SCC), 16 D.L.R. (4th) 1 (S.C.C.)
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