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1. Where there is a duty under a contract to act : Medical cases : What was held in the case of Bland?

  • The doctors were allowed to stop feeding him because it was in the patients best interest.
  • HL refused this request declaring that he would not be immune from prosecution
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2. What is said in Kimsey?

  • D's original act makes a more than minimal contribution to the consequence
  • It was only in the most extraordinary and unusual medical cases that medical treatment would break the chain
  • If her life were cut short by weeks or months it was just as much murder as if it were cut short by years

3. Acceleration principle: what case was this said in? 'If her life was cut short by weeks or months it was just as much murder as it if were cut short by years'

  • Haywood 1908
  • Adams 1957
  • R v Blaue 1975
  • Kay v Butterworth

4. Voluntary acts: True or False: HL ruled that a voluntary act by v also breaks the chain

  • True
  • False

5. What is the case for 'Dangerous situation caused by the D & D failed to put it right?

  • Pretty 2001
  • Kay v Butterworth
  • Miller 1983
  • Stone & Dobinson 1977


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