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Court of Appeal overturns decision on confidentiality in Huntington’s case

Published on 17 May 2017

The Court of Appeal ruled that clinicians treating a man with Huntington’s Disease (HD) may have owed a duty of care to disclose his condition to his daughter and that the case should be remitted for trial.

Those of you who attended our medical malpractice seminar in January will recall that we discussed the case of ABC v St George’s Healthcare and Others. At that time, an appeal was pending following a decision in the High Court in May 2015 to strike out the claimant’s claim as having no reasonable prospects of success.