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Failure to elicit an adequate medical history (FB v Princess Alexandra Hospital)

Published on: 02 June 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Failure to elicit an adequate medical history (FB v Princess Alexandra Hospital)
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  • What issues did this case raise?
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area?
  • What are the implications for practitioners? What will they need to be mindful of when advising in this area?
  • Are there still any unresolved issues practitioners will need to watch out for? If so, how can they avoid any possible pitfalls?

Article summary

Personal Injury analysis: The appeal of FB v Princess Alexandra Hospital looked at whether a junior doctor was negligent in failing to elicit an adequate medical history. Caroline Klage, partner and head of the child brain injury team at Bolt Burdon Kemp, talks us through the particulars of this case. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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