Hilsher v Essex [1988]: Case Analysis

Hilsher v Essex: Case Summary

A premature baby was given too much oxygen by a junior doctor. The baby was found to suffer from a condition damaging his retina which left him completely blind in one eye and partially sighted in the other. The excess oxygen could have been the cause of the impairment of his retina however other factors relating to the premature birth also could have been the cause. The judge found the Health Authority liable for negligence.

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Hilsher v Essex: Case Analysis

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