Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1999] All ER (D) 1271
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Lord Woolf MR, May and Hale LJJ

Representation James Badenoch QC and Giles Eyre (instructed by Harman & Harman, Canterbury) for the claimants.
  Edward Faulks QC and David Pittaway (instructed by Trowers & Hamlins) for the health authority.
Judgment Dates: 16 November 1999

Catchwords

Negligence - Health authority - Duty to take care - Health authority providing cervical screening programme - Claimants having cervical smears taken - Screeners reporting smears negative - Smears not being negative - Claimants developing cancer - Whether smear slides containing abnormalities such that not being possible for reasonably competent screener to pass slides as negative.

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