Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury Insurance Defence
- Health law
- Occupiers liability
Anne Cameron’s litigation practice includes considerable experience in defending and mediating civil actions. She has defended a variety of clients in the areas of insurance law, personal injury and health law for the past 25 years, in addition to her earlier years of experience in these areas in the capacity of a nurse/legal assistant.
Anne’s former nursing career and subsequent legal experience in the defence of personal injury/insurance claims and the defence of malpractice claims (including on behalf of hospitals, nurses and midwives) have provided her with exposure to many types of major loss injuries, medical-legal issues and evidentiary matters regarding experts.
Anne has extensive experience in defending brain injury and major loss injury claims. Her knowledgeable approach in the assessment of these claims and in the development of expert evidence provides clients with substantive insights to assist in their handling and defence of such claims.
Her nursing background and understanding of medical issues also allows her to communicate well and work effectively with numerous medical experts in a range of disciplines. Anne often acts as a valuable resource for other lawyers within the firm when challenging medical issues arise.
What is your favorite legal term?
A medical term which Anne finds of interest in the medical-legal context is an “iatrogenic” injury or disability, when an injury or disability is induced inadvertently by a healthcare provider or expert resulting in the claimant believing they have the injury and/or disability.
Stats & Facts
Called to the Bar of British Columbia - 1993
University of Ottawa: LL.B. - 1992
Capilano College: Legal Assistant Diploma - 1984
Royal Jubilee School of Nursing: Nursing Diploma - 1975
Executive Member and then Chair of the Vancouver Island Civil Litigation Subsection, Canadian Bar Association - 2000 to 2003
Executive Member of the Medical-Legal Society of B.C. - 1996 to 1998
Reviewer and Member of the Human Research Ethics Board, University of Victoria - 2009 to 2012
Partner, Carfra Lawton LLP - 2007 to present
Associate, Carfra Lawton LLP - 1999 to 2006
Associate, Harper Grey Easton, Vancouver, B.C. - 1993 - 1998
Nurse/Legal Assistant, Harper Grey Easton, Vancouver - 1983 to 1989
Emergency Room and General Duty Nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, B.C. - 1975 to 1981
Licensed Registered Nurse, RNABC – 1975 to 1981