Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 65 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWHC 321 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division
Judge:

Thomas J

Representation Robert Weir (instructed by Hugh James Ford Simey) for the claimant.
  Gregory Chambers (instructed by Welsh Health Legal Services) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 7 March 2002

Catchwords

Damages - Personal injury - Nervous shock - Entitlement to recover damages for nervous shock - Mother with infant son in hospital - Son suffering from hepatitis ||Hospital failing to diagnose son properly - Son suffering major epileptic fit causing irreparable brain damage - Son dying 36 hours later - Hospital at fault for sons death - Mother suffering pathological grief reaction - Whether mother entitled to damages for psychiatric injury.

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