In Meadows v Khan  UKSC 21, the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Ms Meadows' appeal, finding that there was no principled basis for excluding a clinical negligence claim from the ambit of the 'scope of duty principle' in the tort of negligence. The j...
29 April 2021 - Written by Patrick Limb QC
Cauda equina syndrome is a rare and severe type of spinal stenosis. A narrowing of the spinal canal causes the nerves in the lower back to become severely compressed. Typically, but not exclusively, it results from a prolapsed disc bulge. The condition requires urgent...
Revisiting the Test of Material Contribution in Clinical Negligence Claims following Davies v Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
In Davies v Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 169 (QB), the High Court considered the question of causation in circumstances where the deceased had suffered from acute pneu...
30 June 2020 - Written by Cassandra Williams
In the context of clinical negligence cases, causation can be just as tricky to establish as breach, perhaps even more so. The difficulties arise in part because many of these cases involve Claimants who were injured or ill before seeking the treatment or advice that ...
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- Vicarious Liability and the Non-Delegable Duty in the Context of Dental Negligence Claims: Hughes v Rattan
- Secondary Victims: Still Second-Class Claimants?