Barnett v Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Hospital – Negligence. The claimant suffered from hypophosphatasia. He had various hospital admissions because of problems arising from his condition. He issued proceedings against the defendant NHS trust, claiming damages for pain, injury, loss and damage arising out of his medical treatment. The Queen's Bench Division gave judgment for the defendant, holding that it had not been established on a balance of probabilities that the proven failures, which were breaches of duty, had caused the consequences alleged.

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