The case of Davies involved a claim for damages for clinical negligence brought on behalf of the deceased. The crux of the case concerned causation and whether, on the balance of probabilities, earlier administration of antibiotics would have avoided death. The Facts The Claimant, the widower of the deceased, alleges that the Defendant Trust’s negligence caused the […]
Ismail considered the question of how to resolve discrepancies where the Claimant’s medical records diverge from her narrative. Ismail stresses that the more compelling contemporaneous evidence a Claimant can adduce to support her version of events, the likelier it is that a Court will find in the Claimant’s favour. Facts Ismail concerned a claim against a GP for […]
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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