Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2011] All ER (D) 95 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2011] EWHC 38 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Slade J

Representation William Edis QC (instructed by Wilson Browne LLP) for the claimant.
  Stuart Brown QC (instructed by Kennedys) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 18 January 2011


Medical practitioner - Negligence - Causation - Claimant born in poor condition at birth and suffering brain damage - Claimant claiming damages for clinical negligence - Whether defendant negligent - Whether established negligence causing injury.

The Case

Medical practitioner Negligence. The Queen's Bench Division held that the claimant had failed to establish that the negligence of the defendant health authority's obstetrician in failing to carry out a further cardiotocograph trace of the claimant's mother when she was at 37 weeks gestation had been the cause of brain damage suffered by the claimant.

Practice Areas

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