Sandra DiMeo of Ferguson DiMeo Lawyers was recently quoted in the May 6, 2013 edition of Law Times in an article entitled “Bar Reacts to First Case on Minor Injury Guideline” written by Judy Van Rhijn.  The article discusses the reactions of plaintiff personal injury lawyers to the decision in Scarlett v. Belair Insurance Company Inc. which was released last March by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.   The decision is the first to be released regarding the Minor Injury Guideline and is a victory for those that may be inappropriately placed within the Guideline.   

 

Excerpt from the article:

 

Sandra DiMeo of Ferguson DiMeo in St. Thomas, Ont., believes insurance companies have been categorizing people without giving much thought to the process.  “The decision on the [guideline] is made at such an early part of the process when there is not much medical evidence.  Now they have to continuously re-evaluate as new information becomes available”. 

 

To read the full article, please visit the Lawyers Weekly website.  (subscription required)