Quinn v Scholtz & Anor: Appendicitis litigation

Quinn v Scholtz [2014] NSWDC 71 saw a verdict for the defendants in a claim by a patient arising from the diagnosis and management of her appendicitis. No particular issues of principle appear to have arisen, with the outcome being based on assessment of the competing expert evidence on breach of duty and causation.

An assertion of vicarious liability against the hospital failed, for want of evidence regarding employment of certain doctors and the absence of a claim based on non-delegable duty: [79] – [81].

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