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Hospital fails the test

In Gould v South Western Sydney Local Health District [2017] NSWDC 67, the District Court of NSW considered the duty of care owed by Liverpool Hospital to an 8 year old boy who presented on 22 August 2011 with a severe crush injury to his left thumb and an injury to his middle finger. At issue was the emergency medical and surgical treatment of the thumb injury which subsequently developed an infection and gangrene, ultimately resulting in a partial amputation on 15 September 2011.

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