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Recent cases
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • September 1 2010

In A v (1) East Sussex County Council (2) Chief Constable of Sussex, the High Court held that the removal of a baby from her young mother with a police protection order (not a court order) was not a breach of the mother's human rights.


Claimant allowed to pursue claim against Health Authority for brain injury sustained in 1974 despite being statute barred
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2010

A Health Authority appealed against a decision that a clinical negligence claim by the claimant was not statute-barred.


GP found not liable for failure to diagnose premature rupture of membranes 26 years ago
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2010

The claimant claimed damages in negligence against his mother's GP as a result of the GP's failure in 1983 to diagnose premature rupture of membranes when the mother was pregnant with the claimant.


Health Authority found not liable in cerebral palsy case
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 3 2010

A baby suffered cerebral palsy and severe development difficulties as a result of a starvation of oxygen to his brain during birth.


A prison medical officer’s failure to take a prisoner’s medical history amounted to a breach of duty
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 3 2010

Over the period from March to May 2005, the claimant, an inmate in prison, saw three different doctors complaining of a lump in her breast.


NHS trust found guilty of negligently causing a patient’s paraplegia
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2010

An NHS Trust had performed an operation on the claimant to treat her scoliosis, a condition which causes curvature of the spine.