Recent Cases

Health Care Corporation Pty Ltd t/as Wollongong Private Hospital v Cleary [2024] NSWCA 57 (15 March 2024) (Mitchelmore JA at [1]; Stern JA at [114]; Harrison CJ at CL at [115])


Catchwords:


NEGLIGENCE — personal injury — patient conveyed in hospital bed impacting with a wall — challenges to factual findings — foreseeability of risk

NEGLIGENCE — causation — whether impact caused patient’s symptoms — conflicting expert evidence on causation

NEGLIGENCE — assessment of damages — past economic loss — assessment of earnings of respondent but for negligence

NEGLIGENCE — assessment of damages — future economic loss — damages by way of buffer — Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW), s 13