$120,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for TMJ and Trigeminal Neuralgia
Reasons for judgement were published this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a chronic jaw injury suffered in a vehicle collision.
In the recent case (Tomas v. Sticha) the Plaintiff was injured in a 2006 collision that the Defendant accepted fault for. The crash led a variety of soft tissue injuries along with TMJ syndrome and trigeminal neuralgia. The symptoms persisted to the time of trial. In assessing non-pecuniary damages at $120,000 Mr. Justice Tammen provided the following reasons: