John Whitting QC successfully defended an Intensive Care Unit in Oliver v North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust [2018].  The clinical negligence claim was brought after the Claimant suffered a cardiac arrest in the ICU shortly after undergoing major abdominal surgery. The Court accepted the Defendant’s case that the post-operative monitoring, and specifically the speed with which a transfusion of blood was ordered and commenced, was entirely appropriate.

John Whitting QC was instructed by Richard Greensit of Ward Hadaway solicitors on behalf of NHS.