March 30, 2021

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Doctors do make mistakes. Whether that amounts to medical malpractice depends on the facts.

Doctors do make mistakes. Whether that amounts to medical malpractice depends on the facts.

I have represented clients in medical malpractice cases for 25 years. During that time, I have made some interesting observations. As Canadians, we are fortunate to have many excellent and dedicated doctors to care for us. Medicine is very complex. It is expected that a doctor’s first thoughts about a…

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March 10, 2021

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Disability claim denied? Consult a lawyer before you walk away.

Disability claim denied? Consult a lawyer before you walk away.

I have seen insurance companies do many terrible things to people over my 25 years as a lawyer. The cruellest thing I have seen is when a disability insurer wrongly denies a claim. It is absolutely heart-wrenching to learn that a hard-working person has paid their premiums only to have…

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May 19, 2020

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Claims against the Ministry of Children and Family Development

Claims against the Ministry of Children and Family Development

In 2019, the Spotlight: Child Welfare collaborative journalism project published a report revealing that the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) was failing to meet the basic requirements for children in their care. The MCFD looks after about 6,500 children.  In about 40% of these cases, the MCFD…

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November 16, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Designated drivers now indemnified against injuries caused by a drunk passenger…for now.

Designated drivers now indemnified against injuries caused by a drunk passenger…for now.

As we head towards the season of work celebrations and holiday parties the prevalence of designated driver’s is likely to rise. A recent case from the BC Court of Appeal addressed the indemnification of designated drivers and has found that a passenger whose actions cause injury is a “user” of…

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June 23, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

What you Should Know about Litigation Financing

The process of litigating a personal injury claim can be an incredibly stressful experience. The physical consequences of an accident can disrupt your social life, create conflict with your work and family responsibilities, and can have a dramatic effect on your mood. Further, to attempt to litigate a personal injury claim…

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June 18, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Complex Home Insurance Policies Aren’t Good For Anyone

The CBC recently contacted me to comment on a story that perfectly represents the growing problem of insurers hiding behind complex policies. The story is covered in full at the CBC Website. However, in brief it concerns a couple, Michael and Diane Uniac, who for the past 19 years have…

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April 7, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Personality Changes

Recently our firm was involved in a case that has received a fair amount of publicity, most notably from The Province and ABC News. Our client had suffered a mild traumatic brain injury as a result of a car accident that occurred while she was still in high school. As…

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January 15, 2015

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

BC Brain Injury Association Annual Fundraising Gala: February 5, 2015

Murphy Battista LLP is proud to be a supporter of the BC Brain Injury Association’s (BCBIA) Annual Fundraising Gala. The Gala will be occurring on February 5th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Winsor Gallery in Vancouver. The annual Gala raises money in support of the BCBIA, which…

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November 20, 2014

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Million Dollar Baby: Travel Insurance Gone Wrong

I was recently approached to comment on a story that has captivated online audiences. The story is fairly simple. Jennifer Huculak and her husband left for a Hawaiian vacation in October of 2013. At the time, Jennifer was 24 weeks pregnant. Planning ahead, the couple purchased travel insurance for…

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September 29, 2014

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Proud to support continuing professional development events for audiologists and speech-language pathologists

On October 24-25, 2014 the BC Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BCASLPA) is holding their annual conference here in Vancouver. The conference provides a venue for audiologists and speech-language pathologists to learn from leading practitioners and researchers in the field present on current topics of interest to members. This…

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