St George v Home Office – WLR Daily

Posted October 10th, 2008 in drug abuse, law reports, negligence, personal injuries by sally

St George v Home Office [2008] EWCA Civ 1068; [2008] WLR (D) 309

When a person who was an addict suffered a seizure while he was in custody as a result of withdrawal from addiction, and then fell and suffered injury, regard was to be had, when considering the claimant’s possible contributory negligence and whether the resulting damage was the result ‘partly of his own fault’, to the question whether the addiction was a ‘potent cause’ of the damage.”

WLR Daily, 9th October 2008


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