Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 151 (Oct)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

John Royce QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court

Representation Rohan Pershad (instructed by Evill & Coleman) for the claimant.
  John Whitting (instructed by Bevan Ashford) for the NHS Trust.
Judgment Dates: 11 October 2002


Medical practitioner - Negligence - Causation - Hospital negligently failing to carry out liver tests on deceased - Deceased subsequently dying of cirrhosis of the liver - Whether hospital's negligence a causative factor in deceased's death.

The Case

On the evidence, the defendant NHS trust's admitted negligence in failing to carry out a liver test on the deceased was held to have been a causative factor in his death from cirrhosis of the liver, and agreed damages in the sum of 175,000 were awarded accordingly.

Practice Areas

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