Inside the negligence case that tested the medical profession's rationality
Medicolegal expert Bill Madden explains the background to a negligence case that alarmed doctors.
The law, perhaps like medicine, seems easy enough to apply in many circumstances.
In medical negligence law, more than 90% of cases don’t require a judge to make a formal decision.
But every now and then a case arises that isn’t straightforward — a court decision is then required and we learn a little more about the legal framework.
We’ve seen that recently in the Liverpool Hospital case where doctors treating a boy for an