Taylor & Blair LLP Featured On CTV News

Taylor & Blair LLP was pleased to have one of our lawyers, Ben Tarnow, interviewed by CTV News for a story about his victory at the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal for our client “K”.

Human Rights Violation

As discussed in October 19, 2022 the decision of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, K began his employment in 2013 and was by all accounts a model employee until his struggles with addiction started to overwhelm his life.  K was eventually diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder and a bipolar disorder.  K was open and honest with his employer and explained his medical diagnoses and he went on long-term disability in late 2017 and entered into a substance abuse program.

K worked hard to treat his dual diagnoses and eventually received medical clearance to return to work in May of 2018.

Accommodating A Worker Returning From Disability

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Expansion of Pharmaceutical Powers & Prescription Error

In an effort to address the ongoing issues with accessing healthcare in British Columbia, the provincial government has released its new strategy which includes, amongst other things, an expansion of what pharmacists are allowed to do in B.C..  Starting October 14th pharmacists will be allowed to administer and renew more prescriptions without consultation with a medical doctor.  By spring of 2023 B.C. pharmacists will also be able to prescribe medications for certain medical issues without the involvement of a medical doctor.

Expansion of Pharmacists’ Powers

This expansion of pharmacists’ powers has been enacted to address the unfortunate reality that for most British Columbians access to a family doctor on a timely basis, or at all.  In order to ensure patients are able to obtain prescriptions and renewals in a timely fashion, medical doctors have been cut out of the equation in some instances.  The question will be, does giving Continue reading

Taylor & Blair Named in Three Best Rated

Taylor & Blair LLP is honoured to have our lawyers ranked as top three in their field in the areas of Employment Law and Personal Injury law by Three Best Rated®. We will continue to work hard for our client’s to ensure they get a fair deal.

Three Best Rated® is a multi-national ranking website created in 2014 with the goal to find users the top 3 local professionals, restaurants, health care providers, etc., in key cities. Three Best Rated® checks a firm’s reviews, history, complaints, ratings, nearness, satisfaction, trust, cost, general excellence, and reputation before awarding them with the award.

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Insurance claim denied? Here’s what you should do next.

Taylor & Blair LLP is proud to be featured in Vancouver is Awesome.

Disability insurance and life insurance are purchased to take care of individuals and their loved ones when they need help most.  Many people believe that as long as they pay their premiums on time they will be covered by their insurance contract with disability benefits when unable to work, or with life insurance benefits for their loved ones left behind.  Unfortunately, this is far the reality and often insurance companies will do anything they can to avoid paying out benefits for disability claims and long-term disability claims.

Navigating a denied insurance claim can be complicated and requires an understanding of medical terminology as well as contract law and insurance law.  There are also specific timelines in which you have to act or you can lose the right to challenge a denial of benefits.  The lawyers at Continue reading