Appeal overturns link between multiple sclerosis and whiplashBMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7134.797d (Published 14 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:797
- Bryan Christie
A controversial legal ruling that multiple sclerosis can be triggered by whiplash injuries has been overturned on appeal in a case in Scotland that has attracted international attention.
A former policeman, Nicholas Dingley, was awarded £550000 ($880000) in damages in 1996 after a judge accepted that the onset of his symptoms was related to injuries sustained in a road accident while he was a passenger in a police van …
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