Baynham v Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust

Practice – Personal injuries action. The claimant was born prematurely at the defendant hospital. She brought a claim for personal injury. The hospital admitted that delivery had been delayed by around 25 minutes due to fault in its systems. However, it was the hospital's case that none of the time differences had any impact on the outcome and that the claimant suffered. The Queen's Bench Division held that the evidence had not established to the requisite standard of a balance of probabilities that the delay in the claimant's delivery had resulted in her injuries.

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