Medico Legal Magazine – Duties of an expert witness: the importance of knowing your limits

Stephen Hooper appears in Issue 14 of Medico Legal Magazine.

The recent case of Samantha Thimmaya v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2020] sounded an alarm bell for all medico-legal experts, after an £89,801.68 wasted costs order was imposed on an expert whose negligent advice led to a claim being discontinued at trial.

In this article, Stephen discusses the aforementioned case and the Supreme Court judment in Jones v Kaney, highlighting the importance of remaining objective and considering all of the evidence thoroughly when acting as an expert witness.

Click here to access the magazine in full. Stephen’s article can be found on page 22.

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