Marshall (widower and administrator of the estate of Marshall, deceased, and on behalf of her dependants) v Schembri

Damages – Personal injury. Causation had been established in respect of the claimant's personal injury claim against the defendant general practitioner, following the death of the claimant's wife (the deceased) on 26 April 2014. The defendant had admitted breaching of his duty of care to the deceased by failing to refer her directly to the hospital when she had attended a health centre on 25 April, but he had denied causation. Damages had been agreed between the parties. The Queen's Bench Division held that the evidence demonstrated, on the clear balance of probabilities, that the deceased would have survived had she been referred to the hospital at the relevant time.

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