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Grimstone v Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust: (it's not) hip to be square

Austin, Louise V. ORCID: 2017. Grimstone v Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust: (it's not) hip to be square. Medical Law Review 26 (4) , pp. 665-674. 10.1093/medlaw/fwx053

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In Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11 the Supreme Court redefined the standard of disclosure in informed consent to medical treatment, rejecting the application of the doctor-focused Bolam standard in favour of one focused on what was significant to patients. In Grimstone v Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 3756 (QB), despite acknowledging a new standard now applied, McGowan J nevertheless used the Bolam test to determine liability for non-disclosure. This illustrates ongoing judicial deference to the medical profession and this case commentary explores that decision and its implications

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Law & Politics
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0967-0742
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 18 February 2020
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2024 02:12

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