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Case of Note: Mordel v. Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (High Court, 8 October 2019 – Jay J.)

This was a claim for ‘wrongful birth’. Ms. Mordel, whose first language was Polish although she spoke good English, became pregnant in 2014 and had her booking appointment with a community midwife at her GP’s surgery on 23 June. She agreed to undergo all six …

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Case of note: ZZZ v. Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (High Court, 26 June 2019 – Garnham J.)

ZZZ v. Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust A young woman (referred to as XXX) was a rear seat passenger in a car which was involved in a road traffic collision at 09.17 on 27 October 2011. She was wearing a lap seat belt but …

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Case of note: Hooper v. Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Central London County Court 15 February 2019 – Judge Baucher)

Causation in stroke case Factual summary Mr Hooper, a self-employed businessman aged 50, felt unwell at work on 18 July 2011. He was taken home by a colleague and his wife called an ambulance. He was admitted to Basildon Hospital at 13.04. The attending doctor …

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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, …

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