Naxakis v Western General Hospital

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
CourtHigh Court
Neutral Citation[1999] HCA 22,1999-0513 HCA D
Date1999
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2 firm's commentaries
  • Assessment Of Damages: Multiple Potential Causes And Supervening Events
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 20 August 2010
    ...Forrest J outlined the legal principles relating to such circumstances. Citing Gaudron J in Naxakis v Western General Hospital (1999) 197 CLR 269, his Honour reiterated the principles adopted by her Honour in circumstances where it is alleged that a person's exposure to a particular subject......
  • Are the 'Recommendations' of Family Report Writers Admissible Evidence?
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 17 December 2009
    ...see eg. Hollington v. F Hewthorn & Co [1943] KB 587 [2] see eg. Evidence Act 1995; section 55 [3] Murphy v. R (1989) 167 CLR 94 [4] (1999) 197 CLR 269 at [110] [5] [2008] FamCA 756 [6] ibid at [20] [7] ibid at [54] to [55] [8] (1996) 64 FCR 79 [9] ibid at [18] to [28] [10] [2009] FamCAF......
3 books & journal articles
  • MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE AND PATIENT AUTONOMY
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal Nbr. 2015, December 2015
    • 1 December 2015
    ...Kuppu Velumani P[2014] 7 MLJ 899 at [169]–[170]. 26Rogers v Whitaker(1992) 175 CLR 479 at 489–490. 27Naxakis v Western General Hospital(1999) 197 CLR 269. 28 See Rosenberg v Percival(2002) 205 CLR 434 at 439, per Gleeson CJ. 29 For a concise description of the Australian position, see Marga......
  • Factual Causation
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 38-3, September 2010
    • 1 September 2010
    ...This is not the place to rehearse all the grave _____________________________________________________________________________________ 9 (1999) 197 CLR 269, 281 [36], quoting Betts v Whittingslowe (1945) 71 CLR 637, 649 (Dixon J) ('Betts'). 10 (1945) 71 CLR 637, 649 (Dixon J). 11 (2008) 245 ......
  • Public authority liability for negligence in the post-Ipp era: sceptical reflections on the 'policy defence.'(Ipp Review of the Law of Negligence: Final Report) (Australia)
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 40 Nbr. 1, August - April 2016
    • 1 August 2016
    ...in Rogers v Whitaker (1992) 175 CLR 479 and in respect of treatment and diagnosis decisions in Naxakis v Western General Hospital (1999) 197 CLR 269. It has also now been rejected in the United Kingdom in respect of a doctor's informational duties in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2......

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