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Tort Law - NEGLIGENCE - Duty and standard of care - Standard of care - Causation - Causal connection - Evidence and proof

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the defendant, Doctor Joshi, from a finding of professional negligence in favour of the plaintiffs, the Barbers. In 2006, Mark Barber died at age 46 of pneumococcal bacterial meningitis. The plaintiffs, Barber’s surviving wife and children, sued the appellant and another emergency room physician for damages for negligence. They alleged that Barber’s death resulted from the defendants’ failure to properly investigate, diagnose and treat his meningitis. The trial judge found that the appellant’s care and treatment of Barber fell below the applicable standard by...