Risk disclosure, causation and the role of Chester

Robson, Michelle and Swift, Kristina (2019) Risk disclosure, causation and the role of Chester. Journal of Professional Negligence, 35 (4). pp. 207-229. ISSN 1746-6709

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This article explores the scope and application of Chester v Afshar following Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board and more recent decisions that have followed Montgomery. It will attempt to address residual confusion concerning the impact of the decision in Chester and argue that inappropriate recourse to Chester is the source of much of the confusion surrounding causation and risk disclosure. Following the recent decisions in Duce v Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Diamond v Royal Devon & Exeter NHSFT this article argues that far from being an exceptional case Chester is a very ordinary case and not the special solution to tricky causation problems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Causation; Clinical negligence; Duty to warn; Informed consent; Medical advice; Personal injury; Professional negligence; Risk; Surgical procedures
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2019 11:48
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 11:49
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41348

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