January 29, 2018

A client advised by a neurological expert to perform surgery on low back pain. It was complicated by Cauda Equina Syndrome. She sued the doctor for not informing the risk.

Judgment held: Although the risk of the operation going wrong would not at all have been changed h...

January 28, 2018

Saatchi Medical Innovation Bill [2013] proposed that doctors be permitted to use non-standard treatments for any medical condition.

Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill [2015-2016]. A major focus was to set out a process doctors could follow to 'responsibly' d...

January 27, 2018

An application was made by the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation for a declaration that it would be lawful to withhold a blood transfusion from LM, a gravely ill 63-year-old Jehovah Witness.

Judgment held: Application was granted and lawful. The applicant's long-...

January 26, 2018

Three respondents have transsexualism and attended Gender Identity Clinic and requested gender reassignment treatment. The health authority refused to fund them under the National Health Service in accordance with its policy in 1995 and 1998. They applied for judicial...

January 24, 2018

Three walk-in male patients attended Accident and Emergency Department but the medical officer just dismissed them. Later, one of them died of rare arsenic poisoning. This is a case about 'causation', whether the discharge of the patient leads to his death or not.


January 23, 2018

DL, a man in his 50s who lived with his mother and father had behaved aggressively towards his parents, physically and verbally, controlling access to visitors and seeking to coerce his father into transferring ownership of the house into DL's name, and pressuring his...

January 22, 2018

A medical practitioner advised a mother to delay the induction of childbirth, but the child was then stillbirth. She complained that he should have advised her of the risk of the baby being stillborn.

Judgment held: the law, as indicated in the cases to which the judge...

January 21, 2018

A 18-year-old male and a 16-year-old female suffering from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) which rendered them mentally incapacitated. The parents of the patients wished them to receive a treatment that inhibits the formation of abnormal prion. They sought dec...

January 20, 2018

Birch was admitted because of vascular third nerve palsy and an angiogram by catheter was done with consent form signed but she was complicated by stroke in a neurosurgical ward. During the initial admission the consultant doctor recommended Magnetic Resonance Imaging...

January 20, 2018

Definition of infertility and its prevalence

Infertility is defined as failure of pregnancy after one year of regular intercourse between man and woman. The prevalence (1) of infertility in UK was 12.5% among woman and 10.1% among man. Infertility can be treatable if th...

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