What is the reaction of family members to a tragedy?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Burton v. Vancouver/Richmond Health, 2003 BCPC 440 (CanLII):

The facts here can arguably be distinguished from the cases discussed in Devji v. Burnaby (District), supra, which included reactions of family members to the death of a loved one, or reactions of persons who were not present at a sporting event where a tragedy took place. The principles of reasonable forseeability and proximity may well be satisfied by the Claimants in this case because they were residents of a building in which a catastrophic event took place, the aftermath of which they allege had a direct and troubling impact on them.

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