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Psychiatric Injury Claims and Pregnancy: Re (a Minor) and Others v Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWHC 824

Lindsey, Jaime (2018) 'Psychiatric Injury Claims and Pregnancy: Re (a Minor) and Others v Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWHC 824.' Medical Law Review, 26 (1). 117 - 124. ISSN 0967-0742

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Abstract

RE and others concerned a clinical negligence claim against the Defendant NHS Trust by a baby injured during childbirth, as well by her mother and grandmother for psychiatric injury found to have been caused by those events. This commentary focuses on the claim for psychiatric injury by the mother and grandmother, both of which succeeded on the basis that the childbirth was a sufficiently shocking and horrifying event. This commentary urges caution about this development based on how it represents law’s view of childbirth and the growth of claims that might result from any expansion of liability in this area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Childbirth, Negligence, Pregnancy, Psychiatric injury, Secondary victims
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
K Law > K Law (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2018 13:25
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 01:00
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21796

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