Wilsher v Essex AHA [1988]

Facts

  • A baby was given too much oxygen by a trainee doctor

Issue

  • Could the trainee doctor be liable

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Despite the facts that there could have been other factors involved, there was a breach of duty by the trainee doctor as he did not behave as the reasonable qualified doctor would have done
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