Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 395 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2005] EWCA Civ 1439
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Waller, Jonathan Parker LJJ and Sir Christopher Staughton

Representation Martin Spencer QC (instructed by Leigh Day & Co) for the claimant.
  John Grace QC (instructed by Berryman Lace Mawer) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 29 November 2005

Catchwords

Medical practitioner - Negligence - Duty of care - Standard of care - Advice - Doctor advising no reason not to proceed with immunisation - Claimant having abscess at time of immunisation - Claimant subsequently contracting vaccine strain of polio - Whether medical practitioner negligent - Whether failure to inform abscess unusual relevant breach of duty of care.

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