Duffield v Metamorph Law Ltd [2021] EWHC 2795 (QB) (26 October 2021)

C has brought a claim against D law firm for professional negligence. The claim, which is brought in both contract and tort, arises out of the way in which D handled a claim for clinical negligence arising out of C’s medical treatment, in particular the prescription in 2001 of Rifinah, a drug used in the treatment of tuberculosis. C believed that the drug was responsible for him developing two conditions: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). [1]

Allegations relating to the progression of the claim against the Trust: paragraph (h) [123 to 138]

Allegations concerning the delay in investigating a claim against the GP, and failing to preserve limitation against the GP: paragraphs (i) – (j) [139 to 148]

the claims in tort and contract based on the particulars of negligence at paragraphs 118(h), (i) and (j) should proceed to trial [154]