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Scott Stanley Representing Family in Medical Malpractice Suit

September 20, 2018

Scott Stanley

Scott Stanley spoke with CFJC Today Reporter, Jill Sperling, about his recent lawsuit involving the family of Stephen Burnstad, a 51-year-old Kamloops man, who died in January 2017 after surgery meant to treat his gastric carcinoid tumour.

Scott is the counsel on the case which also involves Dr. Reuben James Bond, a thoracic surgeon in Surrey. The lawsuit alleges that Dr. Bond “failed or refused to recognize the cause of Burnstad’s declining condition following the surgery.”

“It’s just an unfortunate tragedy” Scott Stanley was quoted as saying. “Anything that happens that doesn’t need to happen and is so easily prevented is always a tragedy”.

To read the full article, please click here.

Keri Grenier Discusses Her Experience as a Past TLABC Female President with The Verdict Magazine

August 9, 2018

Keri Grenier was recently interviewed by The Verdict Magazine in their 157 summer edition. The Verdict Magazine is a quarterly publication of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (TLABC), that has been bringing top-quality news and information to the legal profession since 1980.

In this article Keri, alongside other other past female presidents of the TLABC, Noreen Collins (1999-2000), Krista Simon (2015), and Rose Keith (2007), discusses the importance of serving as a TLABC president and their impact in their terms.

Keri also discusses what she found challenging in her role as TLABC president, and how she was inspired leading up to and during her term. To read the full interview, please click here.

Scott Stanley quoted in Lawyer’s Daily article on impending changes to BC’s automobile insurance.

August 3, 2018

Scott Stanley

The proposed cap on minor injury claims in BC continues to garner criticism from groups, including the Trial Lawyers Association of BC, who are concerned that the legislative changes favour the financial interests of ICBC over protecting innocent injury victims.

Additional issues of concern are the standard of review for Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) decisions regarding interpreting whether an injury is minor or not, and the government’s decision to include some psychiatric or psychological concerns under the rubric of “minor injury.” The TLABC is urging the government to consider a number of changes including narrowing the definition of minor injury, allowing recovery of out-of-pocket-expenses and increased judicial review of CRT decisions.

Scott Stanley pointed out the importance of having groups that focus on helping injured people recover provide their insights so that the public is made fully aware of how their rights will be affected should they need to use BC’s automobile insurance system. Scott also noted the impact of distracted driving on the volume of accidents and claims. His view is that the solution is to increase the focus on enforcement and education (much like the initiatives implemented to encourage the use of seat belts and address driving while intoxicated) to reduce the number of accidents and corresponding claims.

Read the full article*.

*This article was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily (, part of LexisNexis Canada Inc.

Woman burned in backyard fire pit explosion awarded $1.1M

July 3, 2018

Paul Bosco and Scott Stanley acted for a BC woman burned by flames from a fire pit who has been awarded $1.1 million in damages after she sued the hosts for negligence.

CBC coverage of the case.

French edition of the CBC story.