We have specialist expertise in respect of the often difficult issues involved in respect of private medical information, and its use and retention.

Recent examples include:

  • ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and others, [2020] EWHC 455 (QB) Failing to alert patient to the risk that she had inherited the gene for Huntington’s disease in time for her to terminate her pregnancy.
  • ARB v IVF Hammersmith & Anor [2020] QB 93, [2018] EWCA Civ 2803. Claim for breach of contract against the respondent IVF clinic. Unlawful storage of embryos without written consent from both parties.
  • A Health Authority v X [2002] 2 All ER 780, CA: Disclosure of confidential patient information by GPs to local health authority.

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