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Kirstie Shearman

About Kirstie Shearman

Kirstie is a doctoral researcher in medical law and bioethics at Warwick Medical School. She has an LLB in Law and an MA in Medical Law and Ethics.

Does the Bolam test apply in cases of alleged misdiagnosis?

Muller v King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWHC 128 (QB) Background When a patient brings a medical negligence claim against a healthcare professional, it must be determined whether the healthcare professional’s conduct has fallen below the standard required by their duty of care. The test for this was [...]

By |2020-03-23T14:45:10+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Student Case Blogs|

When Does A Doctor’s Conduct Fall Below The Standard Of Their Duty Of Care?

Doctoral Researcher Kirstie Shearman, reviews the case of Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 2 All ER 118.  Background For a patient to bring a successful medical negligence claim, they must prove three elements: that the medical professional owed them a duty of care; that the duty of care [...]

By |2020-03-23T14:48:38+00:00May 17th, 2019|Personal Injury|