Naxakis v Western General Hospital

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
Neutral Citation[1999] HCA 22,1999-0513 HCA D
Year1999
Date1999
CourtHigh Court
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138 cases
3 firm's commentaries
  • Civil liability legislation: The correct sequence in medical litigation
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 6 September 2022
    ...breached his or her duty of care by reference to what has been held in Rogers v Whitaker and Naxakis v Western General Hospital (1999) 197 CLR 269; [1999] HCA 22, only then to determine, in accordance with s 5O, that the erstwhile breach of duty does not incur any tortious liability. In Tap......
  • 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......
7 books & journal articles
  • MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE AND PATIENT AUTONOMY
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 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......
  • Table of Cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Archive Special Lectures 2008. Personal Injury Law
    • 2 September 2009
    ...15034 (Ont. S.C.J.) ................................................... 328 Naxakis v. Western General Hospital (1999), 197 C.L.R. 269, [1999] HCA 22 .... 223 New South Wales v. Lepore; Samin v. Queensland; Rich v. Queensland (2003), 212 C.L.R. 511, 195 A.L.R. 412, [2003] HCA 4 ..................
  • Factual Causation
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Federal Law Review No. 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 ......
  • Disciplined for `bringing a sport into disrepute': a framework for judicial review.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 25 No. 3, December 2001
    • 1 December 2001
    ...See also Allinson v General Council of Medical Education and Registration [1894] 1 QB 750. (46) Naxakis v Western General Hospital (1999) 197 CLR 269, 274 (Gaudron J), 281 (McHugh (47) Ibid 274 (Gaudron J). (48) Ryder v Wombwell (1868) LR 4 Ex 32, 39 (Willes, Byles, Blackburn, Montague Smit......
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