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Buck v Norfolk and Waveney MH NHS Foundation Trust [2012] MHLO 123 (CC)

The defendant Trust granted unescorted leave to a detained patient who then ran in front of a bus. The claimant bus driver suffered PTSD and sued the Trust. The court held that a custody authority responsible for the negligent release of a patient did not owe a duty to a victim unless that victim had been identifiable: the Trust therefore owed no duty of care to the driver.

Citations

[2012] Med LR 266

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