I came across an interesting point today, while working on a tragic case arising from the death of a relatively young women, who’s son suffers from (and prior to her death suffered from) a serious mental illness.

Following the women’s death (which we allege was caused by negligent medical care), claim is made on behalf

 Although not a medical negligence claim, the recent decision by Judge O’Brien in Jenkin -v- Brook [2009] WADC 140, delivered on 9 September 2009, provides interesting reading as a recent factual example and summary of the assessment of damages in a claim where negligence causes death.

In this case Judge O’Brien accepted the plaintiff, who