‘Proving Things 233: Assessing Evidence After 14 Years: The Cruel Concept Of Causation In Medical Negligence’

“This blog has looked many times at issues relating to witness evidence and the judicial approach when hearing evidence of matters that happened a considerable time before trial. The difficulties are made clear in the judgment of HHJ Emma Kelly in Richins v Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust [2022] EWHC 847 (QB). This is a tragic case and one where the claimant’s evidence was found to be honest and credible. Breaches of duty were established, causation was not …” (more)

[Gordon Exall, Civil Litigation Brief, 19 May]

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