||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 339 (Jul)
|| EWHC 1629 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
||Patrick Lawrence QC and Sian Mirchandani (instructed by Berrymans Lace Mawer) for the defendant.
||Andrew Edis QC and John Corless (instructed by Hill Dickinson) for the claimant.
||Graeme McPherson (instructed by Fladgate Fielder) for G and the clinic.
||25 July 2005
Negligence - Duty of Care - Veterinary surgeon - Treatment of horse - Injection of cortico-steroids - Horse developing laminitis and dying - Whether veterinary surgeons in breach of duty.
On the evidence, the claimant and the second Pt20 defendant, both of whom were veterinary surgeons, had been in breach of duty in respect of injections of cortico-steroids given to the defendant's dressage horse which resulted in the horse's death. The defendant was awarded damages of 350,000 to be split between the second Pt20 defendant and the claimant, respectively, on an 85:15 basis.
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