Medical Malpractice

BC Court of Appeals Upholds Malpractice Suit, but Shaves Off Damages Citing Gender Income Disparity

The British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld a malpractice suit against a Surrey doctor and nurse for negligence, but shaved $140,000 off the $1,586,000 in damages citing the income disparity between men and women.

Justice Kenneth MacKenzie found that the previous judge had not sufficiently taken into account the disparity in pay between men and women when he determined the damages for loss of future income.

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