GLA  Rehab Newsletter  | Fall Issue  |  October 2022
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Hello everyone!
We hope you are having a lovely fall season!
We are dedicating this edition of our newsletter to the importance of OT input in the diagnosis of chronic pain.

In Mustafa v. Aviva General Insurance Company, 2022 CANLII 81523 (ONLAT), Mr. Mustafa was involved in an MVA on April 25, 2018 and developed psychological and physical impairments including pain.
Mr. Mustafa reported symptoms of headaches, neck, shoulder, and back pain, disturbance of sleep, and disturbance of physical activities. He also experienced psychological symptoms of worry, anxiety, anger, low energy, fatigue, sleep problems, difficulties with concentration, and memory problems. 

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What is the Test of Admissibility?
By Geisty Shu

In this blog, we will discuss the recent court decision: Morris et al. v. Prince et al., 2022 ONSC 1291. In this voir dire, the judge ruled the defense expert life care planner’s evidence inadmissible due to his “failure to be impartial and unbiased.”
In the subject case, the Plaintiff was a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle driven by the Defendant. As a result of the MVA, the Plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury.
An expert in life care planning and vocational rehabilitation was retained by the Defendant to provide the court with evidence regarding the Plaintiff’s future care needs and vocational capabilities.

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