TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Capen, Karen
PUB. DATE
September 1998
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;09/08/98, Vol. 159 Issue 5, p533
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
1095397

 

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