Professional liability : what the law actually is.
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 . 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 .
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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Cote : 94-0494607
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199501.