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Liability for Omissions


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Gibbins and Proctor (1918)
Liability for an omission may arise where there is a parent/child duty of care
R v Pittwood (1902)
Liability for an omission may arise where there is a contractual duty of care
Stone and Dobinson [1977]
A duty of care may be assumed where a person voluntarily assumes responsibility for another who is unable to care for themselves
R v Miller [1983]
A duty of care may arise where a person has created a dangerous situation
Airdale NHS Trust v Bland [1993]
A doctor's duty towards his patient does not require him to keep the patient alive at all costs- removal of life support