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Summary of Recent Cases, July 2019

15/07/19. 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

Luc Jones (by his Mother & Litigation Friend Lynn Harris) v Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 1408 (QB)
The Claimant's mother had been admitted to hospital when she was around 31 weeks pregnant, complaining of abdominal pain which medical staff considered were contractions. She was treated with two doses of a tocolytic drug, Nifedipine, with the purpose of suppressing or postponing pre-term labour. The mother's abdominal pain subsided, and the pregnancy continued without incident until the Claimant was born at full-term suffering from brain damage in the form of periventricular leukomalacia (PVL)...

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