HS v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Negligence – Damages. Liability was admitted by the defendant hospital in respect of negligent failure by the paediatricians to recognise and to treat an infection which led to the development of meningitis. Various matters remained in issue for the court to decide. The Queen's Bench Division decided on: (i) the amount recoverable for future care; (ii) the amount recoverable for case management; (iii) the sum recoverable to cover the additional cost of holidays caused by HS's disability; and (iv) whether the cost of a hydrotherapy pool at HS's home was recoverable.

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