Greenfield v Irwin and Others (A Firm): CA 6 Feb 2001

A woman who had had to give up work to care for a child was not able to claim damages from a nurse who had failed to diagnose her pregnancy, with the result that she had lost the opportunity to have an abortion. She had no sustainable claim for loss of earnings when she gave up work to look after the child. There is no longer any justification in a distinction being made between negligent advice cases and cases involving actual physical injury.


Times 06-Feb-2001


England and Wales

Health, Professional Negligence, Damages

Updated: 08 May 2022; Ref: scu.81010