The case of King v Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation concerned a claim brought by a father who experienced PTSD after seeing his newborn son in NICU with a doctor saying “we might lose him”. The claimant was found to not have satisfied the fourth control mechanism established in Alcock v South Yorkshire Police: […]
The case of Brint, which largely turns on the evidence, demonstrates that Claimants who are “wholly unreliable” are not necessarily fundamentally dishonest. Introduction The Claimant’s claim arises following an extravasation injury following a CT scan with contrast carried out at the Defendant’s King George Hospital. The claim is for negligent treatment, alleging that proceeding without the […]
The case of Polmear is the latest in a series of cases in which the limits of the application of the Alcock control mechanisms are being considered in the clinical negligence context. The Defendant’s attempted strike out of the Claimants’ secondary victim psychiatric injury claims failed – but an appeal is being heard, along with […]
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 […]
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