What is the range of contingencies in the calculation of damages for a plaintiff's medical malpractice?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Sharpe v Koomson, 2019 BCSC 558 (CanLII):

I also consider there are various positive and negative contingencies to account for in this assessment, including further improvements in his health, economic decline and loss of employment. The task of the court is to assess the damages which is an exercise in judgment, not to engage in an exercise of formulaic, mathematical calculation: Romanchych v. Vallianatos, 2010 BCCA 20 at para. 13.

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