Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 27 (Sep)
Court: Queen's Bench Division
Judge:

Field J

Representation Kieran Coonan QC and Tejina Mangat (instructed by Taylor, Simpson and Mosely) for the claimant.
  Terence Coghlan QC and Andrew Kennedy (instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 6 September 2002

Catchwords

Medical practitioner - Negligence - Duty of care - Claimant undergoing tracheostomy - Claimant subsequently having operation reversed - Whether surgeons undertaking original diagnosis and operation negligent - Whether aftercare following tracheostomy negligent.

The Case

An action in negligence arising out of an alleged misdiagnosis leading to an unnecessary tracheostomy was dismissed on the facts.

Practice Areas

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