Medical practitioner – Negligence. The claimant's estate brought the proceedings, seeking damages for injury and loss said to have been caused by the negligence of the defendant's medical and midwifery staff. In particular, he contended that the negligence of a doctor, B, had caused the injuries in breach of duty. The Queen's Bench Division held that, on the evidence available to B, B had been entitled to proceed in the way that she had done without recourse to a more senior doctor, and had accordingly not been in breach of duty.