High Court Restricts Common Law Duty Of Care Where Hospitals/ Doctors Have Statutory Obligation To Discharge From Involuntary Detention

HUNTER AND NEW ENGLAND LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT V MCKENNA [2014] HCA 44 – On 12 November 2014, the High Court of Australia unanimously held that a hospital and a doctor did not owe a duty of care to the relatives of a man killed by a mentally ill…
By: DLA Piper