Walkin v South Manchester Health Authority: CA 3 Jul 1995

A claim for damages for an unwanted pregnancy occurring after a failed sterilisation. The plaintiff claimed damages for her economic losses. She issued only four years after the birth.
Held: The limitation period ran from the date of conception. Such a claim fell to be treated akin to an action for personal injuries.
Times 03-Jul-1995, [1995] 1 WLR 1543
Limitation Act 1980 11(1)
England and Wales
Cited by:
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Updated: 09 June 2021; Ref: scu.90256