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