Appeal overturns link between multiple sclerosis and whiplash

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 14 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:797
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    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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