Cassidy v Ministry of Health

This report relates to 1 case(s)

  • expand disabled

    Cassidy v Ministry of Health [1951] 1 All ER 574 CA (0 other reports)

In Cassidy v Ministry of Health [1951] 1 All ER 574 CA, the Court of Appeal held that where evidence showed a prima facie case of negligence on the part of the persons in whose care the plaintiff was, the defendants were liable to the plaintiff regardless of which individual was negligent.

The facts of this case are particular to the birth of the health service when the status of consultants was unclear.