Haywood v University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Negligence – Causation. The Queen's Bench Division held that the defendant NHS Trust had been negligent to discharge the claimant from hospital without first having carried out further tests to exclude the risk of post-operative infection. There had been a breach of duty on the defendant's part and the claimant's stroke, and its continuing consequences, had been caused by that breach of duty.

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