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  1. Professional liability : what the law actually is.

    Article - En anglais

    On December 5,1979 Lord Justice Donaldson, later to become Master of the Rolls and senior judge of the Court of Appeal, delivered a dissenting judgment in a major medical negligence case [1]. It was a case of alleged obstetric negligence, and it was finally decided by the House of Lords.

    It concerned an allegation of negligence against Mr Joe Jordan, then a senior obstetric registrar and now a distinguished consultant in the field.

    A female patient whose child he delivered, in what transpired to be a sadly and severely brain-damaged state, alleged that he had pulled « too hard and too long » on forceps.

    Mrs Eileen Whitehouse, the plaintiff, was legally aided and she fought her case, unsuccessfully in the event, to the House of Lords [2].

    Mots-clés Pascal : Anesthésiste, Responsabilité professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Médecine légale, Etude cas, Législation, Faute professionnelle, Royaume Uni, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Anesthesiologist, Occupational responsibility, Health staff, Human, Legal medicine, Case study, Legislation, Malpractice, United Kingdom, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0494607

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199501.