||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 65 (May)
|| EWHC 1150 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
Lloyd Jones J
||Frank Burton QC and Christopher Kemp (instructed by Stewarts Law) for the claimant.
||David Pittaway QC (instructed by Beachcroft LLP) for the defendant
||3 May 2012
Negligence - Causation - Personal injuries - Defendant doctor taking call regarding claimant - Defendant failing to admit claimant to hospital - Claimant suffering neurological impairment - Defendant admitting negligence in failing to urgently admit claimant to hospital - Whether failure to admit claimant to hospital causing extent of neurological impairment.
Negligence Causation. The Queen's Bench Division held that as there was no significant deterioration in the claimant's condition over the critical period and therefore it could not be established that the negligent failure to admit the claimant to hospital had caused his injury.
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