Liability

Liability guidance:

Causation and remoteness are the principles that the courts use to determine what should be recoverable in damages as a result of clinical negligence. The law, therefore,...

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Produced in partnership with Catriona Stirling of Cloisters Chambers STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6...

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Produced in partnership with Catriona Stirling of Cloisters Chambers STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6...

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Produced in partnership with Thea Wilson of 12 Kings Bench Walk STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6...

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Produced in partnership with Catriona Stirling of Cloisters Chambers STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6...

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Brexit: As of exit day (11 pm on 31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Produced in partnership with James Byrne of 9 Gough Square STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April...

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Overview of anaesthesia practice Anaesthesia forms the largest single hospital medical speciality and the skills of anaesthetists are used in all aspects of patient care....

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This Practice Note sets out practical considerations when managing these types of claims, followed by an overview of common types of injury to children occurring during...

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This Practice Note begins with a reminder of the importance of Montgomery, followed by an examination of the practical considerations when managing these types of claims....

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Breach of duty For details of the law on breach of duty in clinical negligence claims see Practice Note: Duty of care and breach in clinical negligence claims. Practical...

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Essential contents 1 Client's name, address, date of birth, etc 2 Dates of allegedly negligent treatment 3 Events giving rise to the claim: 3.1 an outline of what...

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Essential contents 1 Provide requested records and invoice for copying: 1.1 explain if records are incomplete or extensive records are held and ask for further...

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Across the spectrum of clinical negligence cases between those involving issues of ‘pure diagnosis’ and ‘pure treatment’, claims arising out of negligently performed...

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Treatment of a patient by a doctor requires prior consent in order to be lawful. This is so whether the treatment is a simple test or an invasive operation. In practice,...

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For further consent issues such as emergency treatment, withdrawal of consent, capacity, battery and Human Rights Act Claims, see Practice Note: Consent in clinical...

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Produced in partnership with Nageena Khalique QC of No 5 Chambers STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6...

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Produced in partnership with David Green of 12 King's Bench Walk STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6...

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Introduction The standard of duty for doctors and other medical practitioners is well-known, and establishing whether a breach has or has not taken place is typically...

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Produced in partnership with Marcus Weatherby of Pattinson and Brewer Dear [Insert] Re: [Name of Client] Thank you for agreeing to report on this case. Documentation...

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The duty of care A medical practitioner owes a duty of care to their patient. This duty is to take reasonable care to: • take a proper history • investigate the patient’s...

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What is a health care associated infection? The Health Protection Agency (now part of Public Health England) defined health care associated infections (HCAIs), in...

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The medical degree Studying medicine is a popular career choice and over the years it has become extremely competitive to secure a place at medical school. The degree...

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Produced in partnership with Giles Mooney of 9 Gough Square Letter of Claim (Insert headings etc.) Our Client: [Insert Name] Address: [Insert] Date of Birth: [Insert]...

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Letter of Claim (Insert headings etc.) Our Client: [Insert Name] Address: [Insert] Date of Birth: [Insert] Date of alleged negligent treatment: [Insert] Dear [insert...

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Produced in partnership with Arti Shah Dear [insert name] Case details: Name Address Date of Birth Date of Alleged Negligent Treatment [I act for the claimant in relation...

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Dear [insert name] Case details: Name Address Date of Birth Date of Alleged Negligent Treatment [I act for the claimant in relation to a claim for damages for treatment...

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Produced in partnership with Arti Shah Dear [insert name] Case details: Name Address Date of Birth Date of Alleged Negligent Treatment [I act for the claimant in relation...

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To Defendant Dear [insert organisation name] Letter of Notification Re: [Claimant’s Name, Address, DoB and NHS Number] We have been instructed to act on behalf of...

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To Claimant Dear [insert organisation name] Letter of Response [Claimant’s name] v [Defendant’s Name] We have been instructed to act on behalf of [Defendant’s name] in...

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