Wright v Cambridge Medical Group [2001]

Facts

  • A doctor negligently referred a 9 month old patient 4┬ádays late to a hospital
  • The hospital caused permanent hip bone damage to the child

Issue

  • Could the doctor be held liable for the damage

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Damage would have been significant reduced or non-existent if referral had occurred earlier
RELATED CASE  Smith v Littlewoods Organisation Ltd [1987]

Posted in Tort Law Revision Notes.

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