Sibaweih v Bedford

Damages – Personal injury. The claimant, slipped on a wet pavement and hurt her leg/knee. She brought a claim for damages in negligence against the defendant, who was her General Practitioner, for negligent examination of the knee. It was said that there were two consequences flowing from the breach of duty and consequent delay in diagnosing this fracture. The first was increased knee pain and loss of mobility and the second was low back pain arising out of the fact that the claimant had to use a stick for walking. The Queen's Bench Division allowed the claim and made an award based on appropriate guidelines.

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