Clinical negligence – Fatal accidents update and quantum cases of interest – April 2017

Our update on recent clinical negligence cases sees Hempsons comment on legal issues and quantum points arising. Click here to read more about these cases. Please speak to Stephen Maratos with any questions.

Fatal claims

1. Fatal claims – Headline issues to consider on fatal claims

2. Multiplier on fatal claims

Knauer v MOJ  [2016] AC 908

3. Funeral expenses, probate costs and “loss of love and affection”

Mosson v Spousal (London) [2016] EWHC 53 (QB)

4. Cohabitee and bereavement award

Smith v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals [2016] EWHC 2208 (QB)

5. Loss of earnings claims by surviving spouse

Rupasinghe v West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust [2016] EWHC 2848 (QB)

Quantum update

6. Quantum cases update

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