Fournier’s Gangrene and Material Contribution

Dalchow v St George's University NHS Foundation Trust [2022] EWHC 100 (QB) The Claimant brought proceedings alleging a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of Fournier’s Gangrene. The condition is one in which there is necrotising fasciitis of the perineum and scrotum. The Claimant had undergone a day case elective…

Non-Delegable Duty Healthcare Litigation: The Widening Woodland Boundaries

Hughes v Rattan [2022] EWCA Civ 107 In Hughes v Rattan [2022] EWCA Civ 107, the Court of Appeal answered the following question: was the owner and principal of a dental practice liable for the negligence of his self-employed associates? The claim arose from NHS care provided by three associate dentists. The…

Dental Negligence, Vicarious Liability and Non-Delegable Duty: A Test Case

Hughes v Rattan [2021] EWHC 2032 (QB) In Hughes v Rattan [2021] EWHC 2032 (QB), the High Court was asked to answer the following question: was the owner of a dental practice liable for the dental negligence of a self-employed dentist engaged to work in the practice? The claim arose from NHS…