|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 1271|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Civil Division|
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|
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.