Paul and Others v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Others
The 2022 Court of Appeal case of Paul and Others v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Others raised a compelling question regarding the area of clinical negligence. Specifically, on appeal from the High Court, the Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether a person who is subject to clinical negligence claim can be held liable for a psychiatric injury to a person who observed the impact of negligence on a close family member. In this article, it will summarise the facts fo this case, the conclusion reached by the Court of Appeal, and the importance of an expert psychiatry or psychology witness in such cases.
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