‘Psychiatric injury claims: secondary victim cases head for the Court of Appeal’

“Two cases testing the legal control mechanisms on claims for psychiatric harm by secondary victims – those who directly observe injury caused to others close to them – are heading for the Court of Appeal later in the year. Although both are clinical negligence claims, if the outcome was to make any refinement to the control mechanisms there could be effects where secondary psychiatric harm arises in other settings, such as in road traffic or workplace accidents …” (more)

[Alistair Kinley, BLM Policy blog, 19 February]

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