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Summary of Recent Cases, April 2017

15/04/17. Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

Summary of Recent Cases - Substantive Law

Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 151

A majority of the Court of Appeal (McCombe LJ dissenting) concluded that there was no general duty for receptionists at Accident & Emergency units to keep patients informed about likely waiting times.

The appellant had suffered a head trauma and on arrival at A&E he was (incorrectly) advised that he would be seen in 4-5 hours...

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