Crammond v Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Negligence – Causation. The Queen's Bench Division allowed a personal injury claim by a man who had attended at the defendant's accident and emergency department complaining of chest pains, but who had been streamed to a same day treatment centre. There had been a breach of duty on the part of the defendant. Had a history been taken and relevant risk factors identified, he would not have been streamed and tests would have shown the existing cardiac condition that he had. Intervention at that time would have avoided the subsequent severe heart difficulties and stroke that he suffered.

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