Evaluating and Presenting Claims for Pain That Is Difficult to Diagnose

Fibromyalgia is a controversial diagnosis for explaining chronic pain that lasts longer or is more intense than one would typically expect from the nature of the injuries or trauma suffered in an accident. Medical science has yet to develop a consensus as to the causes or most effective treatments for fibromyalgia.

In cases involving fibromyalgia or chronic pain syndrome, it is not uncommon for ICBC or other insurers to resist payment for claims related to fibromyalgia without proper documentation and qualified expert testimony that supports the injury claim and relates its cause to the accident in question. The personal injury lawyers at Murphy Battista LLP have extensive experience with the investigation and proof of chronic pain claims as an element of damages in accident compensation cases.

Chronic Pain Syndrome Lawyers

Our law firm works with people throughout British Columbia and Western Canada to help chronic pain sufferers discover the causes of their problems, get access to the most effective treatments available, and recover compensation for any continuing pain problems that we can prove resulted from the negligence of someone else.

In fibromyalgia cases, this sequence of proof is usually difficult and always met with stiff resistance. Nevertheless, our experience with the proof of damages covers the difficult and disputed claims as well as the easy ones. Even more important than the chance to recover compensation, however, is the opportunity to work with an outstanding legal and medical team to find answers to your questions about what to do for chronic and debilitating pain, fatigue and discomfort.

For more information about the ways we can help you if you think that your chronic problems with fibromyalgia or other pain disorders resulted from a motor vehicle accident or other form of negligence, contact Murphy Battista for a free consultation.

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Chronic Pain: Family and Friends Matter

October 19, 2015

Keri Grenier may be new to Murphy Battista LLP’s Kelowna office but she’s been helping injured clients deal with issues like chronic pain for many years. Keri’s latest INJURYwise column, “The Chronic Pain Effect,” addresses the compensation available for injured people suffering from chronic pain and the seeming anomaly that…

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Chronic Pain on CBC Radio — “The Painful Truth”

April 28, 2014

CBC Radio is running a series this week on chronic pain called “The Painful Truth.”  The first segment aired this morning and can be heard starting at the 1:21:25 mark of the show available here. FacebookLinkedinTwitteremail…

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Invisible injuries and the prejudice against chronic pain sufferers

March 2, 2014

Plaintiffs with “invisible injuries” are almost always faced with Chief Justice McEachern’s comments from over 30 years ago in Price v. Kostryba, 1982 CanLII 36 (BC SC).  There, the learned judge stated that courts “should be exceedingly careful when there is little or no objective evidence of continuing injury and…

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Proud to Support Pain BC

September 16, 2016

Murphy Battista LLP is proud to be sponsoring three upcoming webinars presented by Pain BC. Pain BC webinars are updated monthly and led by clinicians who deal with topics relevant to people suffering with the burden of chronic pain. Recent webinars have focused on: Yoga for People in Pain, Psychological…

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The Plaintiff’s Credibility – Facebook Tactics

March 20, 2014

Reasons for judgment today from Madam Justice Griffin following an 11-day trial in J.D. v. Chandra; J.D. v. Collier, 2014 BCSC 466.  The plaintiff was injured in car accidents in 2006 and 2010.  She was 17 at the time of the first accident.  By the time of trial, she was…

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