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REANEY v UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE NHS TRUST AND ANOTHER

Clinical negligence – Correct approach to causation of loss where a negligently caused injury is superimposed on a pre-existing, non-negligently acquired injury – Whether defendant liable for all or part of needs created by both injuries – Whether credit should be given for care required in any event.

[2016] Med LR 23

RICH (A PROTECTED PARTY BY HER MOTHER AND LITIGATION FRIEND, RICH) v HULL AND EAST YORKSHIRE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST

Clinical negligence – Obstetric negligence – Premature delivery – Development of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and brain damage – Standard of obstetric care in 1993 – Whether failure to consider antenatal corticosteroid therapy – Whether antenatal corticosteroid therapy would have avoided RDS and brain damage – Whether RDS and brain damage materially contributed to by failure to provide antenatal corticosteroid therapy.

[2016] Med LR 33

DANIEL AND ANOTHER v ST GEORGE'S HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST AND ANOTHER

Human Rights Act, section 6 – Whether alleged clinical negligence amounted to breach of ECHR, articles 2 and 3 – Whether alleged delay in ambulance response time amounted to breach of ECHR, articles 2 and 3 – Legal causation test for breach of article 2 – Meaning of indirect victim under Human Rights Act, section 7.

[2016] Med LR 75

R (ON THE APPLICATION OF SPECK) v HM CORONER FOR DISTRICT OF YORK AND OTHERS

Judicial review – Inquests – Scope of inquest – ECHR, article 2 – Right to life – State's procedural obligation to investigate death – Policy and resources – Causative link with death – Coroner's duty to investigate – Coroner's discretion to investigate – Mental Health Act 1983 – Place of safety.

[2016] Med LR 103

SUDDOCK v NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL

Nursing and Midwifery Council – Conduct and Competence Committee – Registered nurse in charge of nursing home – Whether findings against her of professional misconduct justified on the evidence.

[2016] Med LR 114

ATKINS v CO-OPERATIVE GROUP LTD

Civil evidence – Negligence – Causation – Asbestosis – Fresh evidence – Change of circumstances – Entering judgment by consent – Interim payment – Repayment of interim payment.

[2016] Med LR 169

R (ON THE APPLICATION OF LIM MEY LEE) v GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL

General Medical Council – Singapore Medical Council – General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules Order of Council 2004 (SI 2004 No 2608), rule 4(5) – General Medical Council Good Practice Guide (2006), para 58 – Jurisdiction – Time limits – Registrar of the General Medical Council.

[2016] Med LR 176