Medical Negligence or Clinical Negligence in UK Law
Gregg v Scott
...... injustice in a common form type of medical negligence case. Some believe a remedy is ... of that case can apply to a case of clinical negligence such as this. . 73 ......
Reeves v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
...... an alternative plea of contributory negligence. On the assumption that the death had been caused ...882 , where a prisoner suffering from clinical depression committed suicide in his cell, Tudor ... suicide is a foreseeable result of a medical provider's failure to take reasonable steps to ......
Airedale NHS Trust v Bland
......In the eyes of the medical world and of the law a person is not clinically ... of the principle of civil liability in negligence laid down in Bolam v. Friern Hospital Management ......
Whitehouse (A.P.) (Suing by his Mother and Next Friend Eileen Whitehouse) v Jordan and Others
...... brain was caused by the professional negligence of Mr. J. A. Jordan who was Senior Registrar at ... a trial of eleven days in which eminent medical experts were called on each side, and numerous ... were applied may not be exact in its clinical detail, I believe her, in so far as her ......
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Books & Journal Articles
Contributory Negligence in the Twenty‐First Century: An Empirical Study of First Instance Decisions
In this article we report the results of an empirical study of 368 first instance decisions on the contributory negligence doctrine handed down in England and Wales between 2000 and 2014. The two c...
Expert Evidence and Medical Manslaughter: Vagueness in Action
This article examines the reliance placed on expert evidence in prosecutions of health professionals for gross negligence manslaughter, where juries must decide whether conduct goes beyond civil ne...
Prosecuting ‘Gross’ Medical Negligence: Manslaughter, Discretion, and the Crown Prosecution Service
This article examines prosecutions of health care professionals for gross negligence manslaughter following fatal errors committed in the course of their work. Unease has long surrounded the use of...
In the Battle of Doctor vs Patient: 'Sorry' really does seem to be the hardest word: The ?Duty of Candour'
This dissertation discusses the ‘Duty of Candour’ as a mechanism for encouraging openness within the NHS. It examines the emergent history of the duty of candour highlighting what has influenced th...
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Law Firm Commentaries
Help With Medical Negligence Compensation Claims Abroad
......individuals to go abroad and undergo a range of elective medical. procedures on a private basis has led to a surge in clinical. negligence cases. Typically advertisements are placed in the UK. where supposed medical consultations are provided in the UK before. the patients ......
Bolam, Bolitho, And Back To The Future Of Clinical Negligence
...... There was evidence from highly respected medical journals prior to November 1995 which demonstrated that a responsible body of medical practitioners could have selected either Ritodrine or ......
Medical Negligence: Should Patients Be Told When Something Goes Wrong?
...... The £15.7billion was said to include "an estimate of the cost of mistakes that have not yet been claimed for". The annual provision for clinical negligence claims in the Whole of Government Accounts Report 2009/10 was £2.1bn but the actual amount paid by the NHS in 2009/10 was £787m. It is ......
Lawyers Not To Blame For Spiralling Cost Of Negligence Claims
...... call from NHS leaders to the Justice Secretary to cut the cost of clinical negligence claims. She has already received a number of replies - some ... the depth of her ignorance about how a negligence claim against a medical professional can be conducted. Through the use of that phrase she channels ......
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