Susanne Raab Chairs TLABC Medical Legal Seminar, “Proving Physical and Psychiatric Injuries”

On Friday December 1, 2017 Susanne Raab co-chaired this sold out conference which focused on the most significant medical and legal advances in identifying and proving injuries, including brain injuries, chronic pain and psychiatric injuries. Dr. Manraj Heran, interventional and neuroradiologist co-chaired the conference with Susanne and provided a very educational presentation on “How to Think Like a Neuroradiologist”.

Additional topics included the new test for proving mental injury as set out by the Supreme Court of Canada in the Saadati case (Dairn Shane), the forensic psychiatric assessment of indirect nervous shock (Dr. Roy O’Shaughnessy), the neuropsychological evaluation of children with traumatic brain injury (Dr. Chand Taneja), brain technology innovations for functional evaluation and rehabilitation advances (Dr. Ryan D’Arcy), a novel approach to proving psychiatric and physical injury (Anthony A. Vecchio QC), understanding chronic pain in spinal cord injury ( Dr. Michael Negraeff) , how to decide when to sue a treating physician (Paul McGivern ), and the ethical and legal considerations of using treating physicians as witnesses (Kim Jakeman).

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