Foetal life and a legal duty of care.

  title={Foetal life and a legal duty of care.},
  author={Johannes Mair},
  journal={Australian College of Midwives Incorporated journal},
  volume={4 3},
  • Johannes Mair
  • Published 1991 in
    Australian College of Midwives Incorporated…
Until 1932 in England the right to sue for injuries caused by the fault of another was not recognised in the absence of contract. The law of negligence has expanded and developed as new facts are presented to the courts of their decision. One of the basic elements of the tort of negligence is proof that the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff. The law with respect to those who suffer injury who are in being has been clearly defined. However, the law has now developed to hold that a… CONTINUE READING