Arkless v Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board

Negligence – Duty to take care. The Queen's Bench Division held that there had been a breach of duty in the failure to treat and diagnose the claimant's injury. The examining doctor had not undertaken an examination which had addressed and elicited responses in relation to all three tests in the guidelines and therefore, his examination had fallen below the requisite standard of care in order to satisfy to the Bolam test.

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