Atkinson v South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Negligence – Medical negligence. The claimant brought a personal injury claim in negligence against the defendant NHS Trust in respect of three operations for Dupuytren's contracture of the left non dominant hand, palm, little finger and ring finger. Taking into account the evidence, on balance of probabilities, the Queen's Bench Division held that the claimant had proven part of his case but had failed in resepct of another part. The parties had agreed the appropriate level of damages in the light of this finding.

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