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Clinical Negligence

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Clinical negligence and the duty to disclose: full house of 1COR members in high profile Court of Appeal case

Five members of chambers appeared before the Court of Appeal in ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and others.


James Badenoch QC comments in the BMJ in article about judges considering gross negligence manslaughter prosecutions against doctors.

James Badenoch QC comments in BMJ about affect of conditions for medical professionals on their judgement


Stephen Miller QC, Philip Havers QC and Owain Thomas QC in a significant clinical negligence judgment

In an interesting application of the Bolam principles, Mr Justice Foskett concluded that there was no established body of opinion in 1998, which would  have concluded that there was a clearly established temperature to which patients should be cooled for paediatric heart surgery during periods of circulatory arrest and that the experienced paediatric cardiac surgeon who carried out the operation, was entitled to use his own clinical judgment in choosing the temperature to which to cool for a particular operation.


Philip Havers QC wins appeal about negligence of NHS Receptionist

‚ÄčPhilip Havers QC was successful in a key Court of Appeal case as to whether receptionists in the A&E Department of a hospital owe a duty of care to patients as to the information they provide (or do not provide) as to waiting times. Were the Court to have found that such a duty was owed the consequences for the NHS would have been far-reaching. In the event, by a majority, the Court held that it was not.


Clodagh Bradley QC successfully resists strike out in clinical negligence nervous shock claim

Clodagh Bradley QC, instructed by Mark Bowman of Fieldfisher, successfully resisted an application to strike out / summary judgment of a nervous shock claim on behalf of the secondary victim father of a 15 year old boy who had been negligently allowed to go on home leave from psychiatric inpatient care at The Priory, Southampton, when staff knew him to be ‘very suicidal’. 


Clodagh Bradley QC wins point of law in Fatal Accidents Act claim for loss of earnings

Clodagh Bradley QC has won an interesting point of law in a quantum only trial relating to a claim for the surviving spouse’s loss of earnings under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976. 


Clodagh Bradley QC in Successful Landmark Appeal for Dr Waney Squier

Clodagh Bradley QC, led by Sir Robert Francis QC, was instructed to appear on behalf of Dr Waney Squier, consultant paediatric neuropathologist, in an appeal against the findings of the GMC’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal (MPT) – including findings of dishonesty concerning the expert evidence of Dr Squier in cases relating to alleged non-accidental head injury in babies


Henry Witcomb QC represents the Entenman Family in Ongoing Case

Henry Witcomb QC instructed by Paul McNeil of Fieldfisher represents the Entenman family in the inquest this week into the death of Mr Robert Entenman. 


John Whitting QC succeeds in application to withdraw admission of liability and to revoke consent order entering judgment

John Whitting QC was successful in a key High Court case involving City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in a key liability decision of the High Court v Kelly Marie Simmons.   Mrs Simmons was represented by Adrian Hopkins QC.


John Whitting Q.C. in clinical negligence abuse of process strike out

Wright v Barts Health NHS Trust [2016] EWHC 1834


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