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Taylor v A Novo [2013]

Facts

  • The claimant’s mother was injured at work, subsequently appeared to recover
  • 3 weeks later, the mother died
  • The claimant suffered mental injury

Issue

  • Could recovery from mental injury as a secondary victim from a delayed event occur

Decision

  •  No recovery

Reasoning

  • As there was no proximity to the event which initially caused the death, there could be no recovery

Citation

[2013] EWCA Civ 194

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