Owers and another v Medway NHS Foundation Trust and another

Damages – Personal injury. The Queen's Bench Division dismissed the actions of both claimants in respect of a personal injury suffered by the wife and the Post Traumatic Stress suffered by the husband as a result of the witnessing of his wife's injury. Although there had been negligence on the part of the defendant hospital in not administering aspirin, that negligence had not caused the wife's injury and although the husband had been shocked, there had been no appreciation of a horrifying event as required for a secondary victim.

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