“[387] Dr. Becker, in his report dated October 9, 2002, (Exhibit 1, Tab G8, p. 12) disagrees with this opinion. He agrees that the term ‘quadriplegia’ is not defined in the regulations, but he is of the opinion that this is a case of incomplete quadriplegia with cord injury and myelomalacia. He goes in the report (second last paragraph on p. 12) to refer to the manner in which this regulation should be interpreted – “in a manner that complies with the legislative text, promotes the legislative purpose and produces a reasonable and just meaning, wiih ambiguities being resolved in favour of the insured person”.

[388] Dr. Becker did not testify at the trial, but the plaintiff still relies on his report and opinion. Exhibit 33 is Dr. Becker’s resume. As can be seen on page 2, he has “extensive experience in auto insurance and in the assessment and treatment of patients suffering personal injury”. He has carried out “more than ten thousand assessments over his career spanning more than a quarter century” and he has done so for both plaintiffs and defendants.

[389] His clinic, Omega Medical Associates, is a multidisciplinary practice specializing in comprehensive, interdisciplinary forensic analysis of disability and catastrophic impairment within the context of Bill 59. He has been involved in the analysis of more than one thousand catastrophic impairment cases. He was also the Chair of the CAT DAC Guidelines Working Group under the Minister’s DAC Committee.

[390] As a result, Dr. Becker brings extensive experience and knowledge of both the medical and legal aspects of the determination of whether a patient has sustained a catastrophic impairment.