/Dest endobj /Type /Annot << endobj 64 0 obj /Annots [195 0 R 196 0 R 197 0 R] /D [27 0 R /FitR 37 250 250 234] /MediaBox [0 0 595.276 841.89] endobj 58 0 obj by secondary victims, sudden shock on witnessing the damage-causing event was incorporated as a key element of the claim.8 The need to link the relevant psychiatric injury to a sudden shock was implicitly affirmed in the seminal secondary victim case of McLoughlin v. 0'Brian,9 in which the House of Lords allowed a claim for 31 0 obj There has been a much more consistent thread of principle through the decisions since Taylor v Novo. Is the injury a recognisable psychiatric injury - Reiley v Myerside 1995 / Attia v British Gas 1998 3. The issue in this case rested on proximity and Lord Wilberforce set out the appropriate proximity limits in 'secondary victim' cases (i.e. << 49 0 obj << /Resources 162 0 R >> >> S2056467817000160jra 110..122 >> more than a passive and unwilling witness of injury caused to others’: Lord Oliver in. endobj endobj << /Parent 3 0 R endobj /D [16 0 R /FitR 28 342 145 315] The case of Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Ronayne which was heard at the Court of Appeal in 2015, has set the bar for nervous shock claims arising from clinical negligence nervous shock cases. Some cookies are essential, whilst others help us improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used. /Contents [142 0 R 143 0 R 144 0 R] endobj There was only one previous reported case in which a Claimant had succeeded in a secondary victim claim in consequence of observing the consequences of clinical negligence in a hospital environment. View all articles and reports associated with McLoughlin v O Brian [1982] UKHL 3. /Resources 216 0 R /Prev 221 0 R It is a bit difficult to begin with when the plaintiff himself is neither physically injured nor threatened with injury but can suffer psychological illness and claim for compensation. >> endobj endobj 66 0 obj >> They have drawn a distinction between 'secondary' and 'primary' victims. << /D [28 0 R /FitR 137 687 350 661] 59 0 R 60 0 R 61 0 R 62 0 R 63 0 R << /Parent 10 0 R /Parent 11 0 R In Frost v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire [1999] 2 AC 455, both Lord Steyn and Lord Hoffman confined the principle in Page to those who were within the range of foreseeable physical injury. /Border [0 0 0] /First 218 0 R >> /First 14 0 R 36 0 obj Secondary victims. What constitutes immediate aftermath is decided on the particular facts of the case: 72 0 obj A primary victim does not owe a duty of care to a secondary victim in relation to self-inflicted harm: Greatorex v Greatorex [2001] ... McLoughlin v O'Brian [1982] 2 WLR 982 Case summary . << In McLoughlin v O'Brien [1983] 1 A.C. 410, Mrs McLoughlin was telephoned to say her husband and children were on their way to hospital following an accident. /D [27 0 R /FitR 247 212 460 186] /Parent 10 0 R Primary victims are simpler to distinguish in comparison to secondary victims. /Contents [96 0 R 97 0 R 98 0 R 99 0 R 100 0 R 101 0 R 102 0 R 103 0 R 104 0 R 105 0 R] /A 223 0 R /Dest >> /D [28 0 R /FitR 137 739 350 713] >> endobj >> endobj 57 0 obj The so-called ‘control mechanisms’ from McLoughlin v O’Brian [1983] 1 A.C. 410 and Alcock v Chief Constable South Yorkshire Police [1992] A.C. 310 are additional criteria keeping the gates to successful claims for secondary victims. In McLoughlin, Lord Wilberforce was persuaded that some special limitations had to be imposed to control liability to the class of persons we have now come to describe as secondary victims. The four possible classes are as discussed below. As Lord Wilberforce commented, these circumstances were capable of producing an effect going well beyond that of grief and sorrow. Many secondary victims may fail at this hurdle, due to its dangerous vagueness and unpredictability. >> The first test is to have love and affection with an immediate victim of the incident. 80 0 obj /Rect [504.397 389.82 524.239 398.835] claimant's (C) who suffer psychiatric damage (nervous shock) can claim in Negligence, rules refined to take account of special nature of damage >> >> 18 0 obj endobj /Border [0 0 0] << /Rotate 0 Tort la… /Rotate 0 >> << They all highlight the strictness of the control mechanisms and the difficulties for Claimants in establishing such claims. Following the case of Alcock [1992], a defendant can be liable to secondary victims who were caused psychiatric illness if it was foreseeable that such an injury would be caused. 17 0 obj ⇒ Such 'secondary victim' claims were first recognised in Hambrook v Stokes ⇒ The case of McLoughlin v O’Brian shows an extension of who can be a secondary victim → the case dictated that a defendant owed a claimant a duty of care despite the psychiatric illness occuring over two hours after the initial injury by the defendant >> /D [24 0 R /FitR 137 141 350 126] << >> << A secondary victim is the one who suffers psychiatric injury as a result of witnessing or being informed about an accident which involves another. 56 0 obj endobj /Dest /Title /Rotate 0 /PageLabels 6 0 R /Type /Annot << endobj McLoughlin v O'Brian [1982] 2 All ER 298 (mother). << As Lord Wilberforce commented, these circumstances were capable of producing an effect going well beyond that of grief and sorrow. /D [27 0 R /FitR 247 256 460 230] << Downloaded from https://www.cambridge.org/core. 43 0 obj /Prev 88 0 R /MediaBox [0 0 595.276 841.89] the settling of cases by the NHSLA, you could happily ‘piggyback’ a claim by a secondary victim on that for the primary victim. ... secondary victims as laid down by the House of Lords and its significance for the determination of liability in nervous shock cases. endobj << A close tie of love and affection ... McLoughlin v O'Brian [1982] 2 WLR 982 Case summary . A secondary victim suffers psychiatric harm in circumstances where he is ‘no. /Rotate 0 << << /D [27 0 R /FitR 247 234 460 208] endobj >> /Type /Page there being lots of compensation claims arising out of a single accident) the courts have been keen to restrict the numbers of claimants by imposing a series of control tests - which are hurdles that a claimant has to clear – if they are to persuade the court that the necessary closeness of relationship between them and the primary victim existed. /Dests 8 0 R /Subtype /Link /Parent 10 0 R /MediaBox [0 0 595.276 841.89] /D [27 0 R /FitR 247 190 460 164] /Subtype /XML Primary Victim – Paige v Smith 1995 b. /First 85 0 R 83 0 obj endobj The decision in Ronayne arguably renders more strict, the control mechanisms for secondary victim claims which were shaped by the earlier seminal House of Lords decisions arising out of the Hillsborough disaster, particularly Alcock v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, 1992. /Dest /Outlines 3 0 R >> A "secondary victim" is a person who suffers nervous shock without himself being exposed to danger. << 3) Close tie of love and affection with victim and witnessed unaided the incident or its immediate aftermath (secondary) - McLoughlin v O'Brien (1981); 4) Claimant proves close tie with the victim and witnessed close-ups of the victim on TV in breach of broadcasting rules (secondary… 90 0 obj In other words, there must be at least a rough correlation between the harm done to the primary victim and the secondary victim’s experience of the harm. The husband of the claimant (C) and their children were involved in a road traffic accident at around 4 p.m. with a lorry driven by the first defendant and owned by the second defendant. /Dest endobj << endobj endobj /Last 15 0 R It is a bit difficult to begin with when the plaintiff himself is neither physically injured nor threatened with injury but can suffer psychological illness and claim for compensation. /D [28 0 R /FitR 347 754 560 728] >> This latest appeal builds on the series of reported cases since December 2014. 47 0 obj Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher 10.0.1465/W Unicode endobj /D [27 0 R /FitR 247 146 460 120] 33 0 obj /Parent 14 0 R /Type /Catalog /Kids [16 0 R 17 0 R 18 0 R 19 0 R 20 0 R 21 0 R 22 0 R 23 0 R 24 0 R 25 0 R] >> 6 0 obj endobj /Dest /Dest >> 70 0 obj >> Alcock at 407d-e. McLoughlin v O’Brien [1983] 1 AC 410 – provided the foundations of the current. White establishes that these groups are subject to the same rules, namely those developed in McLoughlin v O’Brian and Alcock v Chief Constable of Yorkshire. /Parent 10 0 R 16 0 obj >> endobj /Pages 5 0 R 42 0 obj /Parent 11 0 R endobj /Next 217 0 R >> << << /Contents [198 0 R 199 0 R 200 0 R] /Type /Annot endobj /Parent 9 0 R >> endobj >> 48 0 obj /Parent 5 0 R 21 0 obj endobj endobj 95 0 obj At each stage, Mr Ronayne was conditioned for what he was about to see and that his wife’s life was in danger. >> /Count 10 /MediaBox [0 0 595.276 841.89] endobj /Type /Page << /Subtype /Link >> /Producer (Acrobat Distiller 8.1.0 \(Windows\)) When the secondary victim suffers a nervous shock and satisfy the three factors of Mcloughlin's case. /Length 1688 endobj /D [16 0 R /FitR 347 242 560 227] 2018-02-21T19:08:17+05:01 61 0 obj endobj A visitor is to a degree conditioned as to what to expect and it is likely that due warning will be given by medical staff of an impending encounter likely to prove more than ordinarily distressing. 15 0 obj endobj /D [28 0 R /FitR 347 654 560 628] /S /URI /Parent 14 0 R These cookies enable core website functionality, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences. 69 0 obj << NEGLIGENCE – PSYCHIATRIC DAMAGE – FORESEEABILITY – IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH OF TRAUMATIC EVENT. << We are here to help, just fill out the form below with your enquiry and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible, We’ll only use this information to handle your enquiry and we won’t share it with any third parties. 78 0 obj << >> /Title These cases established that secondary victims could only claim for psychiatric injury in very limited circumstances, and White confirms these limitations. /Annots [202 0 R 203 0 R 204 0 R 205 0 R 206 0 R] /Annots [179 0 R 180 0 R 181 0 R 182 0 R] /Type /Annot /D [28 0 R /FitR 347 741 560 715] /Resources 210 0 R /Rotate 0 /MediaBox [0 0 595.276 841.89] Among them there are groups of people who suffered psychiatric injury as a result of witnessing the death or injury of friends, relatives or work colleagues; those whose psychiatric injury ha… /Count 3 << Primary victims must be in the danger zone (Page v Smith [1996] 1 AC 155). endstream /Type /Page endobj endobj << << Before we consider who is a secondary victim there are two rules that have to be taken into account. /Rotate 0 - Whilst bystanders who came upon a serious uuid:dc887acd-67e3-4fd8-a6e7-8c7cbddfc837 The House of Lords decision in McLoughlin v O’Brien [1983] AC 410, where a ‘hospital visit’ secondary victim claim by a mother visiting her husband and children injured in a car accident succeeded, is best understood as being a case where the Claimant, although arriving in the aftermath, came upon the accident, albeit transposed into the setting of the hospital. << In Mcloughlin the mother raced to the hospital after hearing her family had been in a motor vehicle collision. 51 0 obj /Dest >> H‰„UMÛ6½ëWèTÐÁŠËOIì­Ý"-ZäÐÄEPlrÐÊôŠ‰,¹¢d× ÷æÐßÛR¶å$hwÕŒ4óøfæ ÷þÁ—iíSžúºKî|ÃÓgŸðÔ¥Éð’Á/O¹Ò”‰4g‚êÒ¤õ.¼ß%ÜhjÊì6ت(Ҍj.UZíí‹äךTœ2V~ ÇÒLj 'rÁ‡ž_üÿÊP‹+`¶$-U1ÔWáæj¿@cé•](ïJ.¸°ï×ÉýK@J×ÛD”@ŽEð³`*-„ Ì*]#þºÆ?Çä‘üÔW™(-ˆoúú£ëž¿…%§†Ôýno;_ðrõ~ý3öSnò. It did not, therefore, arise in any of the House of Lords cases, McLoughlin, Alcock, Page v Smith, Frost v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, in which the elements of secondary victim liability had been judicially defined. /Parent 5 0 R << She had undergone a hysterectomy and a few days after discharge she became unwell and was admitted to A&E. This was in addition to the already stringent constraints put in place by McLoughlin v O’Brian [1983]. endobj /Type /Annot 3 0 obj /Type /Annot /Type /Page 23 0 obj The claimant’s husband and three of her children were involved in a serious road traffic accident in which their car was struck by a lorry due to the negligence of the defendant lorry driver. Facts. /Border [0 0 0] 93 0 obj uuid:9a691764-353a-4318-b559-7df4e14e950f Key points from the Court of Appeal judgment (which overturned the award of compensation to Mr Ronayne made by an experienced clinical negligence trial Judge) were: To establish a secondary victim claim it is necessary to establish that the relevant ‘shocking event’ was a) exceptional b) sudden and c) horrifying. << “In the case of mental shock… there are elements of greater subtlety than in the case of an ordinary physical injury and these elements may give rise to debate as to the precise scope of legal liability” Bourhill v Young[i][1943], per Lord Macmillan. >> /Dest /Border [0 0 0] 14 0 obj /Contents [166 0 R 167 0 R 168 0 R] /D [16 0 R /FitR 347 260 560 244] /Subtype /Link endobj /Title /Contents [150 0 R 151 0 R 152 0 R] >> Removing or resetting your browser cookies will reset these preferences. << /Contents [159 0 R 160 0 R 161 0 R] /D [27 0 R /FitR 247 168 460 142] /Last 9 0 R 40 0 obj A secondary victim is one who suffers psychiatric injury as a consequence of witnessing or being informed of an accident, which involves another. >> /Title /Kids [26 0 R 27 0 R 28 0 R] It is a judicial proceeding, developed through case law in which the rules of evidence apply. >> 24 0 obj /Parent 11 0 R /D [21 0 R /FitR 37 577 250 563] endobj /Subtype /Link /ModDate (D:20201221195449+00'00') Identify appropriate test to establish duty. >> 81 0 obj >> He described his shock at her looking like ‘the Michelin Man’. << >> The Court of Appeal Judges found that unsurprising. /CropBox [0 0 595.276 841.89] /Annots [146 0 R 147 0 R 148 0 R 149 0 R] Third-Party cookies are set by our partners and help us to improve your experience of the website. what proximity is required between the defendant and the claimant to demonstrate there is a duty of care owed): 77 0 obj 73 0 obj /Rect [444.359 209.254 464.201 218.211] 13 0 obj endobj /D [19 0 R /FitR 37 575 250 560] Secondary victims must demonstrate the four Alcock criteria are present in order to establish liability: 1. Secondary Victims. The significance of this point lies in the judgment of Lord Bridge in this same case: There was no sudden appreciation of an event here because there was a series of events giving rise to an accumulation of gradual assaults on the Claimant’s mind. 2020-12-21T19:54:49+00:00 << >> /A << /D [18 0 R /FitR 137 540 350 525] /Limits [ ] /Last 220 0 R We use cookies to optimise site functionality and give you the best possible experience. One of the leading secondary victim cases is that of McLoughlin. /Type /Page Following the case of Alcock [1992], a defendant can be liable to secondary victims who were caused psychiatric illness if it was foreseeable that such an injury would be caused. /D [28 0 R /FitR 137 591 350 565] >> To control which cookies are set, click Settings. 3) Close tie of love and affection with victim and witnessed unaided the incident or its immediate aftermath (secondary) - McLoughlin v O'Brien (1981); 4) Claimant proves close tie with the victim and witnessed close-ups of the victim on TV in breach of broadcasting rules (secondary… 84 0 R] >> << endobj /Creator (Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher 10.0.1465/W Unicode) 34 0 R 35 0 R 36 0 R 37 0 R 38 0 R endobj << /Type /Pages << /Annots [131 0 R 132 0 R 133 0 R 134 0 R 135 0 R 136 0 R 137 0 R 138 0 R 139 0 R 140 0 R >> << << Acrobat Distiller 8.1.0 (Windows) 46 0 obj ... is also a requirement that that the claimant must have had a close personal or familial relationship with the accident victim. /D [28 0 R /FitR 347 706 560 680] /D [23 0 R /FitR 37 749 250 735] /Annots [89 0 R 90 0 R 91 0 R 92 0 R 93 0 R 94 0 R 95 0 R] Not for further distribution unless allowed by the License or with the express written permission of Cambridge University Press. Then, a secondary victim must prove that they fall within a class of people that the law allows to claim compensation for such injuries. /D [22 0 R /FitR 347 441 560 427] This was not a horrifying event by objective standards as the appearance of Mr Ronayne’s wife was as would ordinarily be expected of a person in hospital in the circumstances in which she found herself. The technology to maintain this privacy management relies on cookie identifiers. 91 0 obj Her arms, legs and face were very swollen. /D [28 0 R /FitR 137 617 350 591] << In the Case of Alcock vs Chief Constable of South Yorkmshire Police [10] there was an endorsement in the Mcloughlin rule, in this case Hillsborough Football stadium was over crowded during FA cup. >> >> 7 Bedford Row | Personal Injury Law Journal | July/August 2017 #157. /CropBox [0 0 595.276 841.89] 4 0 obj >> (2) Secondary Victims • Secondary victims are claimants who suffer psychological injury as a result of injury to someone else • And who satisfy the control mechanisms:- • Injury induced by shock • Direct perception of the accident or its aftermath • Presence at the scene of the accident or its aftermath It has now ruled that an earlier judgment was wrong to strike out secondary victim claims from young children who witnessed their father die after he was allegedly a victim of clinical negligence. /Border [0 0 0] /First 9 0 R 21 Dec 2020 at 19:54:49, subject to the Cambridge Core terms of use. a. /Annots [119 0 R 120 0 R 121 0 R 122 0 R 123 0 R 124 0 R 125 0 R 126 0 R] /Prev 14 0 R endobj << >> /CropBox [0 0 595.276 841.89] /Resources 194 0 R >> /D [25 0 R /FitR 37 117 250 102] /Resources 153 0 R the passive and unwilling witnesses of injury, or of the threat of it, to others – seek compensation through the courts for the psychiatric injuries that they have suffered (traditionally but confusingly referred to as ‘nervous shock’ claims), there would in theory be the potential for a virtually limitless number of claims. Downloaded from https://www.cambridge.org/core. These two rules apply regardless whether a person is a primary or a secondary victim. << An ambulance took the injured parties to hospital. In the Case of Alcock vs Chief Constable of South Yorkmshire Police [10] there was an endorsement in the Mcloughlin rule, in this case Hillsborough Football stadium was over crowded during FA cup. 74 0 R 75 0 R 76 0 R 77 0 R 78 0 R /Resources 118 0 R /D [28 0 R /FitR 347 728 560 702] Secondary Victim – Alcock and others v Chief Constable of the South Yorkshire Police [ … endobj 41 0 obj endobj /Rotate 0 endobj >> /Rotate 0 37 0 obj endobj /D [27 0 R /FitR 247 433 460 418] There is uncertainty as to how close a secondary victim must be to the accident. /Dest /MediaBox [0 0 595.276 841.89] Registered office: Concept House, 6 Stoneycroft Rise, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 3LD Registered number: OC336055. /MediaBox [0 0 595.276 841.89] /Annots [107 0 R 108 0 R 109 0 R 110 0 R 111 0 R 112 0 R 113 0 R 114 0 R] McLoughlin v O'Brian [1983] 1 AC 410 is an English tort law case, decided by the House of Lords, dealing with the possibility of recovering for psychiatric harm suffered as a result of an accident in which one's family was involved. What type of victim are they? 71 0 obj /D [25 0 R /FitR 247 515 460 499] /Rect [69.804 15.849609 162.582 23.774414] >> << /D [20 0 R /FitR 347 749 560 735] /Type /Page 8 0 obj /Subtype /Link << /D [27 0 R /FitR 247 111 460 85] 79 0 obj 94 0 obj It is important to recall its facts, which were extreme (Box 2). Click here for a full list of Google Analytics cookies used on this site. McLoughlin v O’Brian was not without its critics and it did not entirely settle the question of whether secondary victims were entitled to sue for psychiatric injury. McLoughlin v O'Brian [1983] 1 AC House of Lords. /Kids [10 0 R 11 0 R] 60 0 obj << endobj /Resources 130 0 R In McLoughlin v O'Brien [1983] 1 A.C. 410, Mrs McLoughlin was telephoned to say her husband and children were on their way to hospital following an accident. 53 0 obj /Contents [207 0 R 208 0 R 209 0 R] >> 26 0 obj /D [28 0 R /FitR 137 639 350 613] /Resources 178 0 R /D [27 0 R /FitR 247 89 460 63] >> << 22 0 obj 1 0 obj endobj endobj >> /D [28 0 R /FitR 137 578 350 552] >> There was nothing sudden or unexpected about being ushered in to see his wife and finding her connected to medical equipment. VAT number: 188 0564 36. >> /Type /Page /D [28 0 R /FitR 347 667 560 641] Secondary victim claims ... Up until McLoughlin - A claimant was not able to recover damages where the injury to the near relative occurred out of sight and earshot of the plaintiff, unless they had come upon its ‘immediateaftermath’. /Title /Count -6 /Rect [312.718 102.501 330.35 110.495] << /Length 1042 >> secondary victim: must show psychiatric damage was objectively, reasonably foreseeable (person of normal fortitude in C's position would suffer psychiatric damage), if test satisfied duty of care established & C may then rely on egg shell rule if suffers psychiatric damage greater … >> Shortly before she underwent emergency surgery for septicaemia, Mr Ronayne saw his wife connected to various machines including drips and monitors. xœ+ä î | endobj /Parent 10 0 R endobj endobj endobj >> We use the word "partner" to refer to a member of the LLP, or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications. ⇒ Such 'secondary victim' claims were first recognised in Hambrook v Stokes ⇒ The case of McLoughlin v O’Brian shows an extension of who can be a secondary victim → the case dictated that a defendant owed a claimant a duty of care despite the psychiatric illness occuring over two hours after the initial injury by the defendant 2 All ER 945 '' is a secondary victim must be to the already stringent constraints put place. 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