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Mar

Duty of the Doctor to have a ‘Dialogue’ with the Patient

A recent change in the law relating to medical negligence claims was examined in a High Court decision earlier this month. Mrs Thefaut had a bad back with sciatica.  She ended up seeing a Consultant Neurosurgeon, Francis Johnston, who carried out surgery on her.  Mrs Thefaut complained that Mr Johnston had not explained the options […]

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29

Mar

Asbestos disease: Claims against multiple employers

During the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s Mr Lloyd, who mainly worked as a welder, was exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos whilst in the employ of a number of different firms. He had a rather complicated medical history and there was some doubt about when exactly his asbestos-related disease was diagnosed.  The High Court who heard the case in February last year […]

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