James v East Dorset Health Authority: CA 7 Dec 1999

A patient had an operation which appeared to have gone unsuccessfully, but only much later proved to have been the source of an injury.
Held: Time could only begin to run when the fact of the injury became known. He was not fixed with knowledge of the injury by an awareness of the deterioration following the operation.


Times 07-Dec-1999


Limitation Act 1980 14


England and Wales

Limitation, Professional Negligence

Updated: 08 April 2022; Ref: scu.82481