Providing an easy to digest summary of recent clinical negligence judgments including the key issues and facts.
In the case of Milner, the court granted a care home partial summary judgment, striking out a claim for damages for alleged breaches of Article 2 ECHR (‘Right to life’). The case concerned the long-standing neglect of a 94-year-old woman with dementia who sadly passed away from pneumonia. Following deliberation, the neglect was deemed insufficient to […]
In the case of Martin, an application for a variable periodical payment order pursuant to the Damages (Variation of Periodical Payments) Order 2005 was made by the Defendant. In this instance, the court was satisfied there was a chance the Claimant might further deteriorate to the point of requiring institutionalisation, reducing her care needs. The […]
UK residents travelling abroad for cosmetic surgery is big business and fertile ground for clinical negligence claims, which raise different questions than those typically encountered in domestic clinical negligence claims. The case of Clarke v Kaleciński is an interesting example of a case of this type.
The case of Williams, although decided on its own facts, may be of interest to practitioners due to the judge’s decision on the importance of contextualising the use of electronic record systems against the industry standard at that time, and the judge’s analysis of factual causation.
Introduction The tragic facts of the case of Traylor were largely undisputed: on the 8th of February 2015, Marc Traylor (“MT”) experienced a psychotic episode. Having armed himself with two knives, he went to his daughter, Kitanna Traylor’s room (“KT”) and threatened to stab her (para 1, 38). KT’s sister went to find MT’s father, Peter […]
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