Secondary Victim Claims in Psychiatric Injury - A One Hour Introduction
This webinar is an introduction to secondary victim claims for psychiatric injury.
This is an unusual type of personal injury claim, brought not by someone directly injured in an accident or incident caused by a Defendant’s negligence, but a claim by someone whose mental health is affected by witnessing the death or serious injury to a close relative or coming upon the immediate aftermath of such an event.
The webinar explores and de-mystifies the complex rules and case law limiting those who can successfully bring such claims, with the seminal cases arising out of claims brought following the Hillsborough disaster.
This webinar is aimed at practitioners litigating personal injury or clinical negligence claims for Claimants or Defendants who have no or only relatively limited experience of secondary victim claims.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- The key issues in secondary victim cases
- Distinguishing primary and secondary victims
- What are the control mechanisms and why do we have them?
- What does proximity mean?
- Flexibility in the ‘aftermath’ concept
- ‘Thus far and no further’- any expansion of the principles if for Parliament
- The particular challenges in clinical negligence omission cases
- A look at how the cases have developed since the Court of Appeal’s decisions in Taylor v Novo  and Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Ronayne 
- A case study and some practical tips
- Where is the law likely to go from here?
This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Monday 17th February 2020 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.