Possible Defences to a Claim
Aimed at those specialising in clinical negligence work, this bite size session will provide viewers with an overview of the potential defences available in clinical negligence cases.
Consideration will be given to the 3-year rule or the limitation period, which stipulates how long claimants have to initiate proceedings and the question of a patient’s consent to treatment. Lecturer Steph Barber will also discuss the exceptions to the 3-year time frame and the point at which the ‘clock’ starts i.e. the date of injury or the date of knowledge of injury.
Viewers will receive guidance regarding contributory negligence; situations where the injured person is partially at fault for (or has contributed to) the accident which caused their injuries, and the importance of establishing primary liability against the defendant at the outset of proceedings.
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