Chronic fatigue syndrome gets court's nod of approval as legitimate disorder

Capen, Karen
September 1998
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;09/08/98, Vol. 159 Issue 5, p533
Academic Journal
Discusses an Alberta court ruling regarding the validity of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) as a legitimate disorder. Ruling in Baillie v. Crown Life that Sharon Baillie qualifies for long-term disability benefits for CFS; Diagnostic implications for physicians; Medical bodies that recognize CFS; Details about the filing of the legal case; Judge's ruling; Medical evidence presented by Crown Life; Need to validate diagnoses.


Related Articles

  • Court voids agent award in Crown Life vanishing premium case.  // Best's Review / Life-Health Insurance Edition;Jun96, Vol. 97 Issue 2, p86 

    Reports that a Texas state court has thrown out a potential $40 million jury verdict insurance agent Randall W. Ferguson had won against Canada's Crown Life Insurance Co. Details of the lawsuit.

  • Crown Life decides on risky tactic. Greenwald, Judy // Business Insurance;11/6/95, Vol. 29 Issue 45, p2 

    Reports on Regina, Saskatchewan-based Crown Life Insurance Co.'s appeal that the litigation against it in Austin, Texas be moved to federal from state courts. Argument that it should be treated as a foreign government; Risk associated with Crown Life's strategy.

  • Insurer's court plea rejected. Greenwald, Judy // Business Insurance;1/8/96, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p2 

    Reports on the refusal by a federal district judge in Austin, Texas to permit Crown Life Insurance Co. to transfer a case involving a jury award to federal court from state court.

  • Backlash from Crown Life court move? Schwartz, Matthew P. // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;11/6/95, Vol. 99 Issue 45, p1 

    Reports on criticisms against Crown Life Insurance Co.'s decision to declare itself a `foreign state' as a way of dealing with a number of lawsuits. Industry's concern that American insurance consumers may lose interest in purchasing life insurance from Canadian-based companies.

  • Crown Life agrees to settle `vanishing premium' suit. Schmitt, Frederick // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;11/25/96, Vol. 100 Issue 48, p2 

    Reports on a decision of Crown Life Insurance Company and a nationwide class of policyholders, to settle a dispute stemming from the company's sale of `vanishing premium' policies. Terms of the agreement; Comments from Alan M. Rowe, Crown Life senior vice president and chief financial officer.

  • Crown Life settles vanishing premium lawsuit out of court.  // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;5/20/96, Vol. 100 Issue 21, p28 

    Reports on the settling of a lawsuit between Crown Life Insurance Company and Randall Ferguson. Factors leading up to lawsuit; How lawsuit was settled.

  • Agents Can Sue Companies, Texas Court Rules. Jones, Chuck // LAN: Life Association News;Oct99, Vol. 94 Issue 10, p28 

    Discusses the lawsuit of insurance agent William Casteel against Crown Life of Canada in Austin, Texas. Background of the case; Decision of the jury in Texas concerning the case; Implications of the lawsuit on his life.

  • Big award for Crown Life agent in Texas lawsuit. Schwartz, Matthew P. // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;9/18/95, Vol. 99 Issue 38, p4 

    Reports on the court ruling on a case against Crown Life Insurance Co. brought by William Casteel, a former insurance agent of the company. Crown Life found guilty of deceptive and fraudulent practices; $40 million in damages for Casteel's losses and mental anguish; Insurer's appeal for...

  • A 9-year-old girl with chronic fatigue. Massin, M. M.; Leroy, P. // European Journal of Pediatrics;1999, Vol. 158 Issue 9, p761 

    Presents information on the clinical case of a girl with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Hypothesis of an association between CFS and neurally mediated hypotension (NMH); Augmentation of NMH with central and peripheral neurological dysfunction; Observation of cerebral circulatory abnormalities...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics