What are the implications of a doctor’s note?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Willett v. Rose, 2017 BCSC 627 (CanLII):

The court has also frequently cautioned against attempting to read too much into isolated statements in clinical records. Such statements are only a brief summary or paraphrase of what the plaintiff said, with no record of the question being responded to or of anything else that may have been said that might in some way explain, expand upon or qualify a particular doctor’s note: Edmondson v. Payer, 2011 BCSC 118 at paras. 32 to 34, aff’d 2012 BCCA 114.

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