Denton Hall Legal Services and others v Fifield: CA 8 Mar 2006

The court gave guidance on the procedures to be adopted to avoid difficulties arising from factual differences between medical experts.
Buxton LJ discussed the status of quotations recorded by the doctor examining a claimant, saying: ‘What the doctor writes down as having been told him by the patient, as opposed to the opinion that he expresses on the basis of those statements, is not at that stage evidence of the making of the statement that he records.’


Lord Justice Jonathan Parker, Lord Justice Buxton, Lord Justice Wall


Times 22-Mar-2006, [2006] EWCA Civ 169




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14 passengers in a bus hit from behind at a slow speed had all claimed whiplash injury. The expert had said that the accepted speed required to produce such an injury was a change of 3mph, which would require an impact at 30mph, whereas the evidence . .
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Updated: 05 July 2022; Ref: scu.238897