Clinical Judgments by Key issue: Expert Evidence

Castello v Gonschior [2021] EWHC 2742 (QB)

Date
14th October 2021
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The case of Castello concerned allegations of negligently performed cosmetic surgery. Castello turned on expert evidence with the judge finding in favour of the Defendant, rejecting the allegations of breach of duty with respect to the cosmetic rhinoplasty procedure.  

Baidoo v Barking, Havering, and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust [2021] 6 WLUK 227

Date
16th June 2021
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Baidoo v Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust demonstrates that where a claimant’s clinical negligence claim is entirely dependent on expert evidence, if the Claimant has not instructed experts, and there is no realistic prospect of him or her doing so before trial, then the claim has no real prospect of succeeding, and […]

Vinegrad v University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & ors

Date
22nd January 2021
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The case of  Vinegrad highlights how important the preparation of a case and expert evidence is to the final outcome as well as the complexities and considerations of remote hearings. The Facts On 14  August 2012, the Claimant suffered a serious head injury when struck by a car in China. He required intubation and ventilation for […]

Michelle Leach v North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust [2020] EWHC 2914 (OB)

Date
30th October 2020
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The case of Leach is a helpful reappraisal of the law of material contribution to cases of PTSD in a clinical negligence context. Summary of the Facts On 18th September 2016, the Claimant suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) as a result of a ruptured aneurysm. The Claimant recovered well from the haemorrhage, but she was […]

SC v University Hospital Southampton NHS FT [2020] EWHC 1610 (QB)

Date
22nd June 2020
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The case of SC v University Southampton NHS FT involved a failure to correctly diagnosis pneumococcal meningitis. The decision was the first High Court decision on meningitis in over three years. Introduction On the 26th January 2006, the 15 month old Claimant was examined by a GP. She was found to be floppy with a […]

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