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…

Limitation

Wilkins v University Hospital North Midlands NHS Trust [2021] EWHC 261 (QB). Aderounmu v Colvin [2021 EWHC 2293 (QB) The Facts – Wilkins Deputy High Court Judge Hermer QC determined as a preliminary issue whether the claim against the Defendant Hospital for negligently failing to treat a significant post-knee replacement…

Montgomery and “Reasonable Alternatives”

Malik v St George’s University Hospitals NHSFT [2021] EWHC 1913 (QB) This was a claim about spinal surgery, specifically whether a revision decompression at T10/11 was appropriately advised and whether the Claimant had been adequately advised of reasonable alternative or variant treatments to the surgery which ultimately worsened rather than…

Mind the Gap – Secondary Victims Claims Considered by the Court of Appeal

Paul & Ors v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust [2022] EWCA Civ 12 For readers hoping that 2022 would bring more clarity on the scope of secondary victim status in clinical negligence claims, the message from the Court of Appeal is… wait a little longer. The Court of Appeal has handed…