What is the test for negligent negligence in medical malpractice cases?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Benard v. Mundle, 2011 ONSC 5162 (CanLII):

Whether or not an act or omission is negligent, must be judged not by the consequences alone but also by considering whether a reasonable person should have anticipated that what happened might be a natural result of that act or omission: see University Hospital v. Lepine, 1966 CanLII 63 (SCC), [1966] S.C.R. 561, at p. 579.

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