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Lindsey County Council v. Marshall

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1936
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [1936] 2 ALL ER 1076; (1935) 1 KB 516
Health Topics: Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health

Ms. Marshall brought an action against the Lindsey County Council (the Council) for damages arising out of a breach of duty of care. She contended that the Council-operated Cleethorpes Maternity Home and its staff were negligent in failing to prevent the transmission of puerperal fever, in allowing her to be admitted to a shared ward …Read more

Tags: Duty of care, Maternal health, Negligence, Standard of care, Tort
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