The Dynamics of Negligence and Causation in English Medical Law

African Journal of Law and Criminology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 69-77, February 2011

9 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2011 Last revised: 2 Aug 2011

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Kato Gogo Kingston

Faculty of Law, Rivers State University

Date Written: February 4, 2011

Abstract

The paper evaluates the very complex issue of clinical negligence which in the past few years has attracted a significant amount of legal debates in England and Wales. Much of the debate has been on, how causation interconnects responsibility and harm. The paper discusses the concept of negligence. By focusing largely on two major cases that produced opposing rulings namely Gregg v. Scott [2005] UKHL 2 and Chester v. Afshar [2004] UKHL 41; the paper explains the implications of the two cases to the current state of the law.

Keywords: Negligence, Causation, Loss of Chance

Suggested Citation

Kingston, Kato Gogo, The Dynamics of Negligence and Causation in English Medical Law (February 4, 2011). African Journal of Law and Criminology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 69-77, February 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1755169

Kato Gogo Kingston (Contact Author)

Faculty of Law, Rivers State University ( email )

P.M.B. 5080
Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Nigeria

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