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Khan v Meadows [2021] UKSC 21 And The New Approach To Negligence: Your Starter For 6

This is a strange read.

The issue on appeal to the Supreme Court was:

“If a child born with more than one disability would not have been born but for a doctor’s failure to advise of the risk of their being born with one of those disabilities, can the mother sue the doctor for the costs associated with all of the child’s disabilities, or only for the costs associated with the disability the doctor was consulted on?”

The High Court’s answer was that a claim lies for all of the costs. That was reversed on appeal. The Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeal. For the underlying facts, see the brief account at the end of this blog.

Click here to read the full blog post by Katie Gollop QC

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