Apportionment of responsibility and damages

By wjmadden Metro North Hospital and Health Service v Pierce [2018] NSWCA 11 is a decision today of the NSW Court of Appeal. The headnote explains:
“…Ms Emily Pierce, has suffered from epilepsy since the age of six. In 2010, at the age of 20, Ms Pierce underwent electroencephalographic monitoring, a telemetry testing procedure requiring sleep deprivation and the withdrawal of medication, to induce a seizure so as to determine whether surgery would be suitable to address her epileptic episodes. The testing was held at one of the appellant’s hospitals, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
Subsequently, Ms Pierce brought a claim for damages …read more

Source:: Bill Madden

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