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Aug

Employer liable for share of asbestos exposure

Exeter University Defendant unsuccessfully argues that negligent exposure to asbestos made “No discernable difference” to the  Claimant’s medical condition A recent High Court Case has shown the continuing willingness for Defendants to attempt to escape liability for asbestos related disease. Albert Carder from Exeter was exposed to dangerous amounts of asbestos fibres in the 1950’s.  Unfortunately, […]

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17

Aug

The Patient’s Right to Information

In March of this year the Supreme Court handed down a significant decision which dealt with a doctor’s duty to provide information to the patient. The case concerned Mrs Nadine Montgomery who gave birth to a baby boy at Bellshill Maternity Hospital in Lanarkshire.  As a result of complications during delivery the baby was born […]

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13

Aug

Occupier’s Duty of Care to a Blind Person

What duty of care does the occupier of domestic premises have to a blind person?  This question was considered a couple of weeks ago by the High Court. The case involved the very unfortunate Mark Pollock.  Mark Pollock, despite being blind, was a very accomplished athlete and (amongst other considerable achievements) had won two medals as a […]

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12

Aug

A Doctor’s Duty of Care

“Can a doctor owe a duty of care to someone who is not his patient?” Michael Shiers blogs on an interesting case which addresses this question.

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