Diamond v Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Negligence – Clinical negligence. In dismissing an appeal against a judges' findings regarding consent in a clinical negligence case, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held, that, in considering the issue of causation around informed consent for psychiatric injury, the judge had not made a material error of law in applying the test of 'rationality'. Further he had been correct in his assessment having regard to the medical evidence.

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