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Archive for the ‘Case of note’ category

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Case of note: GS v. University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (Court of Appeal, 18 July 2017)

Mr. William Ewan died in 2007, at the age of 86, following an operation to insert a trans-aortic valve. His estate (represented by GS) brought proceedings in negligence against the Trust alleging failure to give proper information as to the risks involved in the operation, …

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Case of note: ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and Others (Court of Appeal, 16 May 2017)

This was an unusual and tragic case. In 2007 ABC’s father shot and killed her mother. He was convicted of manslaughter on the ground of diminished responsibility and sentenced to a hospital order. Medical staff suspected that the father might be suffering from Huntington’s Disease, …