‘Revisiting the Test of Material Contribution in Clinical Negligence Claims following Davies v Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

“In Davies v Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 169 (QB), the High Court considered the question of causation in circumstances where the deceased had suffered from acute pneumococcal meningitis. Ultimately, HHJ Auerbach, sitting as a Judge of the High Court, concluded that if antibiotics had been commenced by 10.40 on 25 February 2015, there would still have been enough time for antibiotics to reach the brain, ahead of the tipping point being reached, and to have altered the course of the infection and saved Mrs Davies’ life …” (more)

[Rachel Young and Thomas Herbert, Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog, 23 February]

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