14 November, 2019

Allan Johnstone v Grampian Health Board [2019] CSOH 90

The patient in this case, Mr Johnstone, argued that he had not been properly consented for a neurosurgical procedure that he underwent. His position was that he had not been told of the risks involved in the procedure, nor had he been told about the appropriate alternatives to surgery. The defenders contended that he had been appropriately consented.

Following a two-week proof Lord Glennie concluded that the patient had been told of the risks and the alternatives, and his action failed.

The patient was represented by Lauren Sutherland QC. The defenders were represented by James McConnell.

The Opinion of Lord Glennie can be found here.

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