‘“With great power comes great responsibility” – contributory negligence post-Montgomery

“Regardless of whether one attributes this famous quote to Voltaire or Spider-Man, the sentiment is the same. Power and responsibility should be in equilibrium. More power than responsibility leads to decision-making with little concern for the consequences and more responsibility than power leads to excessive caution. This article argues that there is now a disequilibrium in the NHS, which is the root cause for defensive medical practice and the growing NHS litigation bill …” (more)

[Matthew Fisher, UK Human Rights Blog, 21 August]

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