Clinical Negligence: My head hurts

Meningitis claims present very considerable challenges to clinical negligence lawyers. Julian Matthews looks at a recent decision which illustrates the difficulties, and the importance of clear evidence and analysis ‘If a doctor was faced with a patient where meningitis was strongly suspected that medical practitioner would be negligent in not administering penicillin and immediately referring …
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Cases Referenced

  • Coakley v Rosie [2014] EWHC 1790
  • Doy v Gunn [2013] EWCA Civ 547
  • Goby v Ferguson [2009] EWHC 92
  • Knott v Leading [2010] EWHC 1827
  • Langdon v Williams [2008] EWHC 741
  • Large v Waldron [2008] EWHC 1937
  • Smith v Dickson [2009] EWHC 1800