Refusing medical treatment: Evidencing unreasonableness

Helena Drage considers what issues of mitigation arise when a claimant refuses a recommended course of treatment ‘When considering whether a claimant has acted reasonably or unreasonably in refusing treatment, the risk profile of the recommended intervention is likely to be balanced against what the medical evidence demonstrates to be the likely benefit conferred by …
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Cases Referenced

  • Edmonds v Lloyds TSB Group plc [2004] EWCA Civ 1526
  • Geest plc v Lansiquot [2002] UKPC 48
  • McAuley v London Transport Executive [1957] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 500
  • Noble v Owens [2008] EWHC 359 (QB)
  • Richardson v Redpath Brown & Co Ltd [1944] AC 62
  • Selvanayagam v University of the West Indies [1983] 1 WLR 585
  • Steele v Robert George & Co (1937) Ltd [1942] AC 497