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Injuries can change a person

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09.07.2019

Long-term effects of injuries can change a person. Those changes can cause an end to a family relationship and reduce the likelihood of entering into another.

Those consequences are not only emotionally, but also financially difficult, as illustrated by the recent Saskatchewan Court of Appeal decision in University of Regina v. Biletski, 2019 SKCA 44 (CanLII)

The defence described Miranda Biletski as a “bright, funny, attractive, accomplished young woman with an active social life and a circle of friends.”

They also pointed to one live-in romantic relationship in the 12 years between being rendered a quadriplegic at age 16 and the trial.

It was a high-stakes argument, that Miranda’s ability to enter into a family relationship had not been reduced.

They argued that her personal........

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