The estate of the late soprano Jessye Norman have served proceedings against a private hospital and two doctors in relation to a spinal procedure which she underwent in 2015.

Ms. Norman suffered from a chronic back condition for which she underwent a procedure known as epidurolysis, which dissolves scar tissue around the nerves in the spine. Following the surgery, her family claims that she became paralysed from the waist down.

Ms. Norman died four years later in 2019.   Her family claims that she was inadequately consented for the procedure and should not have undergone it.   All of the Defendants deny liability.

Philip Havers QC and Richard Smith are instructed by Olive Lewin, Leigh Day, for the family. John Whitting QC is instructed by Matthew Trinder, Browne Jacobson, for two of the Defendants.

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