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.
The Court of Appeal has now handed down judgment in the conjoined appeals of Paul v Wolverhampton, Polmear v Cornwall and Purchase v Dr Ahmed. The appeals centre upon the ‘secondary victim’ criteria for psychiatric injury in Clinical Negligence claims, with the Court of Appeal finding itself bound by its decision in Taylor v A Novo […]
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: that his […]
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 Paul […]
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