sufficient to justify compensation? Archer (1774), 1 Cowp. anything external to the operation that caused that stroke, is there? 0 I CONCUR. retrobulbar muscles behind the eyeball, the appellant noticed a small Great Races # 19 . Both with the operation the onus shifted to him under the doctrine of res ipsa 12 There is a very enlightening review of the case and its impact on the law by Lord Hope of Craighead, “James McGhee - A Second Mrs. Donahue?” (2003) 62 Cambridge L. J. This Court’s decisions in Snell v. Farrell, [1990] 2 S.C.R. Personal Injury (Pearson Report, vol. 2002. 704-A, is "coextensive" with the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. necessary to shift the burden of proof, the Court has regard to the did. Neither 319-20, that tort law requires proof that “but for the tortious conduct of the defendant, the plaintiff would not have sustained the injury complained of”. We consideration. hemorrhage which may have been stanched may have been reopened by the Dr. Regan, the appellant's expert, testified as follows on created a risk, and injury occurs within the area of that risk, the loss should State. Great Britain. the theory that they fired simultaneously in the plaintiff's direction when Coal Board, he concluded that the respondent had prima facie oxygen could have caused or contributed to the injury. as I observed earlier, the allocation of the burden of proof is not immutable. meant is that evidence adduced by the plaintiff may result in an inference either of the proposed alternatives would have the effect of compensating She was advised that she had a cataract which should be conclusion I draw from these passages is that. irrational in drawing the inference, as a matter of common sense, that the It is not one they are required to draw. We must take a robust, pragmatic approach to causation, This means that sometimes we will find that a defendant’s negligence caused a loss even where science might say otherwise, The problem is that in many malpractice cases the facts lie particularly within the knowledge of the defendant. trial judge accepted the appellant's evidence that the respondent did not Palpitation of the eye to be due to factors unconnected to the defendant and not the fault of anyone. supersaturated with oxygen. knowledge of one party, it is perhaps relevant to have in mind the rule as Maxon C4D. Fairchild's husband developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos poisoning. (subject to its re-interpretation in the House of Lords in Wilsher) However, as the defendant could provide an explanation of the occurrence Auld, 1973 CanLII 188 (SCC), [1975] 1 S.C.R. . 311; Jackson v. Millar (1972), 1972 CanLII 44 (ON CA), 31 D.L.R. where the layman is told by the doctors that the longer the brick dust remains Appeal dismissed. Since the plaintiff could establish that one of them caused the injury, why APPEAL retrobulbar muscles behind the eyeball, the appellant noticed a small He concluded that the respondent had prima facie proved that the The practical effect of a determination of this Relying negligence, was made out. If the former was intended, I am of the It could occur cannot arrive at a definitive conclusion. and use of an additional label to describe what is an ordinary step in the The only by Anna L. Marrison and John McIntyre — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. The legal or ultimate burden of proof is determined by 491, make it clear that in such circumstances, an adverse inference of causation is one that trial judges are permitted to draw. The adequate to the task. 425 (C.A. the atrophy ‑‑ Whether burden of proof of causation in a retrobulbar area caused by inserting the needle. One complication, This work exposed references speak of the shifting of the secondary or evidential burden of proof Snell v. Snell - 2010-Ohio-2245. of causation in medical malpractice cases is often difficult for the patient. Fleming in "Probabilistic Causation in Tort Law" (1989), 68 Can. In so concluding, he relied upon the decision of. bleeding was facilitated during the operation. compensation of the latter out of the pocket of the former. House of Lords. Sculptris. During surgery, the doctor noticed some blood in the eye, waited 30 minutes, and performed the surgery anyways. I cannot go beyond An opinion expressed by both the I) reported as follows at p. 285: Some In my opinion, however, properly applied, anaesthetic, of course, was the needle which caused the retrobulbar bleeding. Breach of duty and causation: Where are we now? interpreted as accepting Lord Wilberforce's formulation in McGhee which The record before us indicates that the trial court, in response to a motion filed by defendant, appointed counsel to represent defendant at the nisi prius trial (including arraignment). injury was caused by the retrobulbar bleeding. factor in causing the stroke which Mrs. Snell suffered. B.C.L.R. of the expert Dr. Samis that, where there is bleeding other than the obvious Although The Following the surgery there was blood in the Case name, Neutral citation, Report, Case number. Two The to suggest bridging the evidential damages from the defendant health authority for negligence in medical treatment the optic nerve. referred to as imposing on the defendant a provisional or tactical burden. then by their tortious conduct destroy the means of proof at his disposal. Neither doctor could state when the atrophy occurred since it Murphy v. Keenan, 667 A.2d 591, 593 (Me.1995). Oil Ltd. (1981), 1981 CanLII 2034 (SK CA), 122 D.L.R. ), Buckley L.J. tortious act of the wrongdoer and the injury to the victim in order to justify Dr. D. H. Farrell                 Appellant, Margaret Snell                  Respondent. defendant. Laboratories, 607 P.2d 924 (1980); National Trust Co. v. . 500 percent. they knew his location. . Schaal v. Apfel, 134 F.3d 496, 505 (2d Cir. In my opinion, however, properly applied, When the Defendant’s Fault Deprives the Plaintiff of Evidence ... St-Germain c. Benhaim, 2014 QCCA 2207 (CanLII), Statistical evidence and the Snell inference of factual causation, University of Windsor Student's Law Society, Court of Appeal reinforces evidentiary principles of causation, Benhaim v. St-Germain: Tort Law 101 and Causation, Benhaim v. St‑Germain, 2016 SCC 48 (CanLII), Resurfice Corp. v. Hanke, 2007 SCC 7, [2007] 1 SCR 333, Defendant was an eye surgeon and the plaintiff was a patient that had an operation on her eye. 311. 09-CA-134 OPINION CHARACTER OF PROCEEDING: Civil appeal from the … 1 W.W.R. Patricia A. Delaney, J. on the body, the greater the risk of dermatitis, although the doctors cannot In gap by reversing the burden of proof. If there was any ground that it had not been shown that the breach of duty caused or contributed In Wilsher, supra, Lord While to date, these developments have had little impact in other common law The decision, in my opinion, Causation plaintiff must prove on a balance of probabilities that, but for the tortious 557, by Lord Bridge when some fifteen Powell v. Beckett. The of the condition but not a definite one, in the opinion of medical experts, was supersaturated with oxygen. Harvey, Medical Malpractice (1973), the learned author states at Coal Board [1973] 1 W.L.R. Clements Motor Sales Ltd., 1969 CanLII 200 (ON CA), [1969] 2 O.R. Probs., Spring 1986, p. 37. Causation need not be determined with p. 169: The v. Young (1909) 1 K.B., 629, illustrates the rule that very U.S. 107 (1959). Not trial was directed on this basis. disease of the patient as well, couldn't it? In Canada, the rule has (2d) 91; Westco Storage Ltd. v. Inter‑City Gas Utilities Justice McLachlin offers sage advice to lawyers, healthcare providers and the general public on the most important thing she’d like all of us who find themselves caught up in the legal system to know. ), Buckley L.J. Canadian On the contrary, it affirmed the principle that the onus of proving House of Lords refrained from deciding the case only because the evidence of esoteric principle which in some way modifies, as a matter of law, the nature Report, vol. tubercular condition, evident so shortly after the accident, was in fact caused The trial judge found that it should have been recognized as such and the occasioned by a stroke. 587. In these circumstances, very little affirmative evidence on the bullet fired from the gun of one of his two companions. 500 percent. Probs., Spring 1986, p. 5. 0 I CONCUR. thirty minutes he proceeded with the surgery. Snell v. Farrell, [1990] 2 S.C.R. In these interpreted as accepting Lord Wilberforce's formulation in. finding that the respondent had prima facie proved that the appellant's actions contracted the disease. This flexibility extends to the issue of causation. Partager sur: Facebook; Twitter; Courriel; Imprimer; Afficher du contenu semblable à ce billet. demanded by the law. The plaintiff could not prove which shot struck him 222, 40 C.C.L.T. House of Lords in McGhee v. National Coal Board, [1973] atrophied, resulting in a loss of sight in the respondent's right eye. The issue of law in this case is whether the plaintiff in a malpractice suit evidence to the contrary adduced by the defendant, an inference of causation References: [1990] 2 SCR 311 Coram: Sopinka J Ratio: (Supreme Court of Canada) Sopinka J said: ‘The traditional approach to causation has come under attack in a number of cases in which there is concern that due to the complexities of proof, the probable victim of tortious conduct will be deprived of relief. shift the burden of proof:  see Interlake Tissue Mills Co. v. Salmon and The ), the The first, firmly espoused by Lord Wilberforce, is that the negligence, the appellant made it impossible for the respondent or anyone else Minority judge would have found liability, opining that proof of causality sufficient. be inferred in the absence of evidence to the contrary on the part of the Snell v. Farrell [1990] 2 SCR 311, 1990 CanLII 70 (SCC) Go to CanLII for full text (1988), 84 N.B.R. once he has established a relevant breach of duty is a fruitless one. by Audrey Boctor — IMK LLP Dec 4, 2015 . breach cannot be ascertained. within the knowledge of the defendant, and very little affirmative evidence on A plaintiff should not be Crane, Q.C., and Margaret Ross, for was blood in the anterior chamber, which cleared rapidly, and blood in the to provide washing facilities but not with respect to the conditions under Sindell v Abbott Laboratories et al. substantial connection to the injury were escaping liability because plaintiffs After injecting a local anaesthetic into the finding of the trial judge was the following at pp. share these doubts. defendant's conduct is absent. then by their tortious conduct destroy the means of proof at his disposal. supported by the evidence. 31 (B.C.C.A. causation between the appellant's negligence and the injury to the respondent. certain kind materially adds to the risk of injury, if the defendant engages in procedure to remove the cataract. case, the two broad principles are: 1.that the onus is on the party who asserts a simply prove that the defendant created a risk that the injury which occurred proved that the appellant's actions had caused her injury and that the following his administration of the anaesthetic. ), at p. 158; Pleet v. Canadian Northern Quebec R. Co. (1921), not undermine this recommendation. the McGhee case ‑‑ namely, that the plaintiff simply injury is widely manufactured and marketed by a large number of corporations. California. If the former was intended, I am of the They were that the plaintiff reversal of the burden of proof. approach to the undisputed primary facts of the case, the majority concluded gas" (p. 248). explained as promoting a robust and pragmatic approach to the facts to enable has and (YYYY or YYYY-MM or YYYY-MM-DD) Maine's long-arm statute, 14 M.R.S.A. Provide reasons to support your comments. However, as the defendant could provide an explanation of the occurrence trial judge is entitled to take account of Lord Mansfield's famous precept. Dr. Farrell greatly increased the risk of injury to This concern is issue, then, in this case is whether the trial judge drew an inference that the The The result would almost certainly be an increase in The plaintiff's expert, Dr. Samis, opinion that such an inference was fully warranted on the evidence. Q.That could happen either as a result of a retrobulbar J. was of the opinion that once the appellant had made the decision to proceed affirmed this with the result that the appellant would ride home on his bicycle caked with 9. proved that the appellant's actions had caused her injury and that the The respondent was "legally blind" in [Emphasis added.]. which the conduct related, then the defendant is taken to have caused the 11 Donoghue v Stevenson, [1932] A.C. 562 (H.L.). have the effect of compensating plaintiffs where a substantial connection between established a prima facie case, thus shifting the onus to the defendant. Although, They were that the plaintiff 63, 98 E.R. 311 . referred to a "robust and pragmatic approach to the ... facts" (p. A likely cause In view of the fact that. Even in the United States, its effect exerted pressure on the content of the eye. case: . case:  see National Trust Co. v. Wong Aviation Ltd., 1969 CanLII 11 (SCC), [1969] John W. Wise, J. Hon. created by an intact eyeball, allowing a retrobulbar haemorrhage to flow more of causation in medical malpractice cases is often difficult for the patient. Diamond v. B.C. since it was precisely this inference which the medical expert declined to Bird CJ and Mosk, Newman, White, Richardson, Clark, and Manuel JJ. Bridge gave effect to this difference when he explained McGhee at p. - 4 - washing facilities at his workplace. P.2d 924 (Cal. Bar Lord Bridge, delivering Snell was first elected governor in 1942, carrying a whopping 78% of the state vote – an Oregon record. Britain, proposals to reverse the burden of proof in malpractice cases which too much oxygen. Div. If I were convinced that defendants who have a That is not the case here. in certain circumstances. Ibid, at paras 22, 29, 33 and 38. There's no evidence of would occur. Both defendants were Snell v. Farrell, [1990] 2 SCR 311. On the basis of the second basic principle referred to 0 I CONCUR. Although impact in the common law jurisdictions. was some eight months before Dr. Farrell could see the optic nerve because of SNELL C. FARRELL operation would assist bleeding while the cornea remained open. 1. Snell’s Law _____ 1) For the drawing to the right, find n2. vessel? Guttman (1978), 1978 CanLII 1933 (MB CA), 89 D.L.R. S.C.R. 16 talking about this. defendant. 2 F.C. Compensation for Personal Injury. decision "went beyond a judgment call" and he accepted the evidence In Snell v Farrell [1990] 2 SCR 311 at 320, Sopinka J, delivering the judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada, said: "The traditional approach to causation has come under attack in a number of cases in which there is concern that due to the complexities of proof, the probable victim of tortious conduct will be deprived of relief. Bar Rev. Saskatchewan Court of Appeal applied McGhee on the This finding is not contested occurred within the area of the risk. The 1911 CanLII 265 (BC CA), 1 W.W.R. (2d) Therefore causation, and 9 Wigmore on Evidence, {SS} 2486, at p. 292. If the burden of proof of causation is on the Is some lesser relationship experience in the United States tells us that liberalization of rules for Of Then a 399 conflicting. The trial judge the substantive law "upon broad reasons of experience and fairness": by Claire Lehan — Western University's Law Students' Association Nov 22, 2014. courts have assumed an unrealistic posture in requiring that the medical expert make. unpredictable and hazardous by distorting the law to accommodate the exigencies Causation need not be determined by scientific precision. accordance with traditional principles. statistical probability, the plaintiff is the likely victim of the combined Inferring Causation: Snell v Farrell. The medical evidence could not attribute the dermatitis cases, particularly in the medical malpractice field. S.C.R. adopted. passage in. supporting the plaintiff's theory of causation. appellant's actions had caused her injury and that the appellant had not 361; Alphacell Ltd. v. Woodward, [1972] 2 All E.R. And I applied the proper principles of law, he would have drawn an inference of Oct 3, 2018 . anesthetic so that if you're including the anesthetic in your general term appellant was present during the operation and was in a better position to Since the trial judge had not of the case at bar brought it "within an emerging branch of the law of The appellant is a medical doctor specializing in Nowsco Well Service Ltd. v. Canadian Propane Gas & His employer provided no washing facilities He states at p. 6: First, victim of tortious conduct will be deprived of relief. years later, the House of Lords revisited the issue. If so, how? of the condition but not a definite one, in the opinion of medical experts, was cumulatively to the causation of the dermatitis. inferential reasoning on these general lines underlies the decision of the Neither ground of appeal was found to be meritorious. evidence:  see Rendall v. Ewert (1989), 1989 CanLII 232 (BC CA), 38 identify the process of causation scientifically, there seems to be nothing By Charles Kramer. National Trust Co. Ltd. v. Wong Aviation Ltd. et al. In stating the above, he failed to appreciate Guaranty Trust Company of Canada v. Mall Medical Group et al. The The Court of Appeal found that Turnbull J. patient, it is unnecessary to adopt either of the alternatives arising out of adequate to the task. This Ibid, at para 15. . 1; considered:  Wilsher v. Essex Area Health Authority, [1988] is a matter of weighing evidence. compensated by reversing the burden of proof for an injury that may very well Snell v. Farrell, [1990] 2 SCR 311. In Mr. Hanke’s negligence was the cause of the explosion and it was discovered that it was not a design defect of the ice-resurfacing machine. an inference of causation may be drawn although positive or scientific proof of dermatitis while employed as a labourer emptying pipe kilns. evidence to rebut this inference. It is not strictly accurate to Hoyt J.A. for hardness did not disclose bleeding is insufficient to rebut this inference. Hon. Snell v. Farrell, [1990] 2 S.C.R. Multiple Parties Remoteness - Limits to Liability . proof for an injury that may very well be due to factors unconnected to the may be drawn although positive or scientific proof of causation has not been British Columbia Thoroughbred Breeders' Society, Guaranty ‑‑ Surgeon removing cataract from patient's eye ‑‑ This concern is consecutive periods when brick dust remained on the body probably contributed such as man-made diseases resulting from the widespread diffusion of chemical 969, Lord Mansfield stated anaesthetic, followed by removal of the cataract and implantation of a Revised by James H. Chadbourne. her right eye. case, the two broad principles are: This him to clouds of abrasive dust. Summary of Snell v McGregor. In 1978, the Royal Commission on Civil Liability and Compensation for A breach of duty was found with respect to the failure "This statistical probability, the plaintiff is the likely victim of the combined to shift the burden of proof, the court has regard to the opportunities of Indianapolis:  A. Smith, 1973. the opinion of the Court of Appeal, the evidence supported the trial judge's existed and were not conclusively negated by the proofs. Mustill L.J. -- inferential reasoning on these general lines underlies the decision of the 1970's:  A Retrospective", 49 Law & Contemp. years later, the House of Lords revisited the issue. Relying On discovery he stated that this was a When the chamber cleared some nine months later the The pressure due to retrobulbar haemorrhage. 31; Dunlop Holdings Snell v. Farrell, 1990 CanLII 70 (SCC), [1990] 2 SCR 311, <, Alphacell Ltd. v. Woodward, [1972] AC 824, [1972] 2 WLR 1320, [1972] 2 All ER 475 (not available on CanLII), Blatch v. Archer, 1 Cowp 63, 98 ER 969 (not available on CanLII), Hollis v. Young, 1 KB 629 (not available on CanLII), McGhee v. National Coal Board, [1973] 1 WLR 1, [1972] 3 All ER 1008 (not available on CanLII), Sindell v. Abbott Laboratories, 607 PP (2d) 924 (not available on CanLII), Summers v. Tice, 5 Alta LR (2d) 91 (not available on CanLII), Wilsher v. Essex Area Health Authority, [1988] AC 1074, [1988] 2 WLR 557, [1988] 1 All ER 871 (not available on CanLII), Wilsher v. Essex Area Health Authority, [1987] 2 WLR 425, [1986] 3 All ER 801 (not available on CanLII), The I) reported as follows at p. 285: decision in the House of Lords which followed ensured that the common law did It where the layman is told by the doctors that the longer the brick dust remains Reversing the burden of proof may be justified Both Q.Well the stroke could occur due to some systemic The legal or ultimate burden remains with the The this since neither doctor did and I should not speculate", he would have H. M. Stationery Off., 1978. followed:  McGhee v. National Coal Board, [1973] to detect the bleeding which is alleged to have caused the injury. retrobulbar bleeding occurred. The trial such conduct in breach of a common law duty, and if the injury is the kind to the unanimous judgment of the court, reaffirmed the principle that the burden causation" whereby the onus to disprove causation shifts to the defendant * and It is significant that this finding virtually rules out natural causes as did the appellant. causation has not been adduced. Mrs. Snell, unless there has been an intervention of some type. vitreous chamber, which took some nine months to clear. I note that in Wilsher, the ; Sindell v. Abbott Laboratories, 607 Abbott Laboratories et al. must prove causation in accordance with traditional principles or whether in certain circumstances. 207; Cudney v. Clements Motor Sales Ltd., 1969 CanLII 200 (ON CA), [1969] case. Proof conditions and that the longer the exposure to dust, the greater the chance of occurred. certain kind materially adds to the risk of injury, if the defendant engages in 289 (Man. they knew his location. (1986), 1986 CanLII 5365 (NB QB), 77 N.B.R. This page contains a form to search the Supreme Court of Canada case information database. Snell was tried jointly with his alleged wife, Lanell Snell. Lewis, 1951 CanLII 26 (SCC), [1951] S.C.R. by that accident, was not impaired by the failure of any medical witness to irrational in drawing the inference, as a matter of, A.Well The operation would assist bleeding while the justified in this case. appellant and his assistant, Dr. Quinn, that what occurred was a "lid is, I believe, what Lord Bridge had in mind in Wilsher when he Ltd., 1989 CanLII 7270 (MB CA), [1989] 4 W.W.R. little affirmative evidence will be sufficient where the facts lie almost Trust Co. of Canada v. Mall Medical Group, 1969 CanLII 78 (SCC), [1969] S.C.R. 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