Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Woman Brain Injured in Crash as a Baby Gets Almost $1.2 Million in Damages

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Woman Brain Injured in Crash as a Baby Gets Almost $1.2 Million in Damages

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Woman injured as baby gets almost $1.2 million

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VANCOUVER - A woman has been awarded almost $1.2 million by the B.C. Supreme Court after her skull was fractured 17 years ago in a pedestrian crash when she was a baby.

A trial heard the unnamed woman was 16 months old and being carried by her mother across a street when they were both hit.

The plaintiff, who court heard is in the process of gender reassignment to live as a female, says she suffered a complicated mild traumatic brain injury that has had a lasting and disabling impact on her life.

Experts told the trial the accident caused a traumatic brain injury, reducing brain development, which set off cognitive and psychological difficulties.

Justice Barbara Young said the woman's brain injury has worsened those conditions. …

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