Digital copy of Bolitho v. City and Hackney Health Authority. Used as evidence in relation to Section 1: Introduction of Nicholas Griffin QC's Report [C/D/AW4/A5/26/WD008989].

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1998 - 1998

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Relates to the case of Bolitho v. City and Hackney Health Authority regarding an appeal from the Court of Appeal by Valerie Margaret Holt (formerly Bolitho), as administratrix of the estate of Patrick Nigel Bolitho, against the order of the Court of Appeal upholding the judgment of Hutchison J on 15 February 1991 dismissing a claim for damages for negligence brought against the City and Hackney Health Authority by Patrick Nigel Bolitho, Nigel Charles Bolitho and Valerie Margaret Bolitho suing in her own right, in respect of personal injuries sustained by Patrick Nigel Bolitho when a patient in St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. Refers to Patrick Nigel Bolitho's death on 17 February 1991. Includes statements of Daniel Brennan QC, Deirdre Goodwin and Kristina Stern for the plaintiffs, Robert Owen QC and Terence Coghlan QC for the defendants, opinion of Lord Browne-Wilkinson including reference to the Bolam test, and opinions of Lord Slynn of Hadley, Lord Nolan, Lord Hoffmann and Lord Clyde. Notes that the appeal is dismissed.


Bolam, John Hector
Bolitho, Nigel Charles
Bolitho, Patrick Nigel
Brennan, Daniel, QC
Brown, Simon, Lord Justice
Browne-Wilkinson, Nicholas, Lord
Coghlan, Terence, QC
Clyde, Lord
Dillon, Lord Justice
Dinwiddie, Dr
Farquharson, Lord Justice
Goodwin, Deirdre
Griffin, Nicholas, QC
Heaf, Dr
Hobhouse, Sir John
Hoffmann, Lord
Holt, Valerie Margaret
Horn, Janet, Dr
Hutchison, Justice
McNair, J
Newbold, Nurse
Nolan, Lord
Owen, Robert, QC
Roberton, Dr
Rodger, Keri, Dr
Sallabank, Sister
Scarman, Lord
Slynn, Lord
Stern, Kristina
Webster, Mr
Addenbrooke's Hospital
Bircham and Company, London
City and Hackney Health Authority
Court of Appeal
Friern Hospital
Friern Hospital Management Committee
Great Ormond Street
House of Lords
Irwin Mitchell (Solicitors)
Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital
St Bartholomew's Hospital


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