Meadows v Khan

Negligence – Medical negligence. Following the lifting of interim anonymity provisions by a consent order, the present judgment of the previously anonymised version ([2018] All ER (D) 151 (Nov)) was handed down. In allowing the appellant doctor's appeal against the award of damages for his admitted negligence, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the judge was required to apply the 'scope of duty test' as set out in South Australian Asset Management Corportation v York Montague Ltd (SAAMCO). The SAAMCO test required there to be an adequate link between the breach of duty and the particular type of loss claimed and accordingly the appellant although liable for the costs associated with the respondent's sons haemophilia, was not liable for the cost's associated with his autism.

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