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Negligent but not Liable – Clinical Negligence Case

The fundamental features of a Clinical Negligence case requires a demonstration that negligence has occurred and harm has been caused. In a recent ruling Palmer v Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust [2017] EWHC 2460 (QB) (15 September 2017) the judge was satisfied that there was a breach of duty by the Defendant, However he was not able to establish causation. Consequently the claim was dismissed.

Carter Moore Solicitors have summarised the key findings from the case and can be read here.