Derry v Ministry of Defence: QBD 8 Jun 1998

A military doctor has exemption under Crown Immunity, from liability from his failure to diagnose and treat ocular cancer properly, and the exemption applied even though the medical condition pre-existed the treatment. The cause of action lay in the failure to diagnose.


Times 08-Jun-1998


Crown Proceedings Act 1947

Cited by:

Appeal fromDerry v Ministry of Defence CA 18-Mar-1999
Where an army doctor was accused of failing to diagnose a serviceman’s ocular cancer, the negligence which caused the consequent injury was caused by the delay in a correct diagnosis, and the treatment fell within the scope of Crown Immunity. . .
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Professional Negligence, Health Professions, Armed Forces

Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.79928