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Is it a legal right to be informed about a family member’s genetic disorder? (ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust)

Is it a legal right to be informed about a family member’s genetic disorder? (ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust)
Published on: 30 May 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Is it a legal right to be informed about a family member’s genetic disorder? (ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust)
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  • What was the background to the case?
  • What issue arose for the Court of Appeal’s consideration?
  • What did the court decide, and why?
  • To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area?
  • What are the implications for practitioners?

Article summary

Personal Injury analysis: The question of whether a hospital could owe a duty of care to a patient’s daughter to inform her of his diagnosis was before the Court of Appeal in ABC v St George’s. Jim Duffy, barrister, of One Crown Office Row, explores the court’s decision that the existence of such a duty was arguable and the daughter’s claim should not have been struck out. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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