What is the test for determining whether a plaintiff’s pre-existing medical condition contributed to her medical malpractice?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from L.A.F. v G.M.F.C. Ltd., 2019 BCSC 2252 (CanLII):

To ensure that the plaintiff is not left in a better position than she would otherwise have been in, the court needs to determine the plaintiff’s original position and the effects of pre-existing conditions and intervening events: Khudabux v. McClary, 2018 BCCA 234 at para. 41.

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