John-Paul Swoboda discusses this recent case, which relates to events in 1996, and involves consideration of whether Montgomery applies to such historic circumstances.
Tag: Informed consent
Women’s rights in healthcare
In this post, Cressida Mawdesley-Thomas discusses issues of women's rights in healthcare, following the fourth annual conference focused on Women’s Rights in Healthcare, hosted by Leigh Day.
Consent in Spinal Surgery – Mukhtar Malik v St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 1913 (QB)
In this post, Daniel Sokol looks at the recent consent case of Mukhtar Malik v St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and draws valuable lessons for lawyers, experts and doctors.
Lacking capacity for certain decisions – East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust v GH and what clinical negligence practitioners can learn from it
In this blog post, Henry King discusses the issue of capacity to consent to medical treatment, in light of comments made in the recent Court of Protection case of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust v GH  EWCOP 18.
Essure sterilisation implant litigation: Product liability and clinical negligence post-Cumberlege
Charley Turton begins 2021 with a look ahead to the Essure sterilisation implant litigation, including in particular how it may be impacted by the damning Cumberlege review. What is Essure? Essure, a permanent, non-surgical birth control implant was approved by NICE and first marketed in the UK in 2009. A small coil made from polyester … Continue reading Essure sterilisation implant litigation: Product liability and clinical negligence post-Cumberlege
Informed consent in children and young people
In this blog post, Megan Griffiths summarises and analyses the High Court’s recent decision in Bell v Tavistock NHS Trust. This judicial review decision looks at informed consent practices for children and young people with gender dysphoria, whether they can achieve Gillick competence for consenting to puberty blocking treatment, and what such consent processes would require in practice. This decision is likely to impact on guidance specific to gender dysphoria, but the findings on the types of information required for informed consent in young people are also likely to be relevant to other areas of clinical practice.