Medical Negligence

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A-Levels Law (Law of Tort) Mind Map on Medical Negligence, created by Sophie.J.E on 09/13/2013.
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Medical Negligence
1 By agreeing to take a patient, a doctor assumes responsibility for both what he does and what he doesn't do
1.1 Barnett v Chelsea and Kensington hospital management
1.1.1 Duty of care begins when the patient enters casualty
1.2 Bolam v Friern Hospital management comittee Professionals test
1.2.1 A professional has breached their duty of care if they fall below the standard of care expected of a reasonable professional and if there is a responsible body of opinion in disagreement with their decisions
1.2.1.1 Bolitho v City and Hackney health authority
1.2.1.1.1 Bolam test only applies if it is logical to do so
1.3 When judging the Standard of care of a doctor, a court should consider the state of medical knowledge at the time of the events of the case rather than at the time of the trial
1.3.1 Roe v Minister of Health
1.4 Res Ipsa Loquiter
1.4.1 Mahon v Osbourne
1.4.2 Cassidy v Ministry of Health
1.4.3 Saunders v Leeds Western Health authority
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