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The market for precedent: shifting visions of the role of clinical negligence claims and trials

Mulcahy, Linda (2014) The market for precedent: shifting visions of the role of clinical negligence claims and trials. Medical Law Review, 22 (2). pp. 274-290. ISSN 0967-0742

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Abstract

This article considers the interface between the standard setting activity of the NHS Litigation Authority, and the courts and uses the clinical negligence action as a prism through which to examine it. It is suggested that despite its many disadvantages, the clinical negligence action remains an important safety valve when internal regulatory systems fail or are insufficiently transparent to gain full legitimacy. More specifically, it explores the ways in which attitudes about the usefulness of the data contained in claims against the NHS have changed in the aftermath of a number of high profile inquiries which have focused on issues of poor performance. The article concludes that while much greater use is now been made of the data contained in claims when setting standards, strategies for prompting judicial precedent as an alternative way of mobilising standard setting behaviour remain under developed.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://medlaw.oxfordjournals.org/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: K Law > KD England and Wales
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Law
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 12:32
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/56830/

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