April 18, 2018

Duty of care arises where one individual or group undertakes an activity which could reasonably harm another, either physically, mentally, or economically.

It also refers to the obligations placed on people to act towards others in a certain way, in accordance with cert...

April 17, 2018

Professor John Walker-Smith had been removed from the medical register because of professional misconduct. He was accused of taking part, without ethical approval, in controversial research that caused a global scare by suggesting a link between the Mumps-Measles-Rubel...

April 16, 2018

Hanley was being given an injection but suffered an injury when the hypodermic needle broke.

Judgment by Lord President Clyde: Deviation from ordinary professional practice is not necessarily evidence of negligence and it would hinder progress in medical treatment if th...

April 16, 2018

A client with chronic mental disease sought injunction to prevent the amputation of his gangrenous foot without his written consent.

Judgment by Thorpe J: The question to be decided is whether it has been established his capacity is so reduced by his chronic mental illn...

April 14, 2018

A pregnant Jehovah's Witness in road traffic accident, she refused blood transfusion according to her own religious belief.

Judgment by Lord Donaldson MR: Doctors faced with a refusal of consent have to give very careful and detailed consideration to the patient's capac...

April 14, 2018

A mentally competent tetraplegic patient, as a result of catastrophic injuries leaving her unable to breathe without artificial respiration, requests that the life-sustaining artificial respiration be withdrawn. The health authority took this as an indication of lack o...

April 13, 2018

It is a case of cervical cord decompression surgery leading to paraplegia and the doctor did not explain the risk of paraplegia.

Judgment: Rejecting her claim for damages, the court held that consent did not require an elaborate explanation of remote side effects. The B...

April 12, 2018

Baby Gard suffers from a rare RRM2B mutation of MDDS with structured brain damage. A new therapy nucleoside therapy may benefit TK2 variants but cannot cross blood-brain barrier. The hospital requests to withdraw life support but parents could not agree. The hospital s...

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