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Clinical Negligence
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to give the listener an overview of the legal implications and controversy arising from the Implanon Contraceptive Device and some of the pertinent relevant authorities relating to wrongful birth claims. It will also explore how damages will be quantified in such cases.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understands the circumstances in which a claim for wrongful birth will be brought;
  • Understand the legal issues arising in the Implanon cases;
  • Be aware of some of the considerations to be had as a practitioner in such a case;
  • Be aware of the limitation issues in wrongful birth claims;
  • Understand how the courts will approach the calculation of damages in wrongful birth claims;
  • Be aware of some of the pertinent cases on the topic.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Case Update
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Carver v Hammersmith & Queen Charlottes Special (Nelson J 10/4/2000);
  • Greenfield v Flather [2001] 1 All ER 159;
  • Groom v Selby [2002] LLR Med 1;
  • Hardman v Amin [2000] Lloyd’s Rep. Med. 498;
  • McFarlane v Tayside Health Board [2000] 2 A.C. 59;
  • Nunnerly v Warrington HA [2000] LLR Med 170;
  • Parkinson v St James & Seacroft University Hospital [2002] QB 266;
  • Rand v East Dorset HA [2000] LLR Med 181;
  • Rees v Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust [2004] 1 AC 309.

In this podcast Stephanie Prior a partner at Anthony Gold discusses medical negligence claims brought for wrongful birth as a result of their Implanon contraceptive devices being incorrectly inserted.

Podcast added: 19/04/11

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-09-19

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