No. Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 1 WLR 582 This page was correct at publication on 01/08/2012. Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] (Queen's Bench Division) Facts : During the course of electro-convulsive therapy administered to him at the defendants' mental hospital, the plaintiff, a voluntary patient, sustained bilateral "stove-in" fractures of the acetabula. 1957 Feb. 20, 21, 22, 25, 26. Why Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee is important. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. Bolam v Friern Hospital – Case Summary. In Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee, the Court stated and applied what has become the ‘Bolam principle’.This is: a professional who follows conduct advocated by a reasonable proportion of their respective profession will not have failed to take reasonable care. McNair J. and a jury. 507.] This article argues that in light of the recent UK decision rejecting its earlier authority, which underpinned Singapore’s Facts: Bolam sustained injuries during treatment provided to him as a voluntary patient at FHMC’s mental hospital. E.C.T. The following case comment is a critical analysis of Bolam v. Friern Hospital Management Committee, which is one of the landmark judgements related to Medical Negligence. The claimant was a voluntary patient at the defendant’s mental health hospital who was injured during electro-convulsive therapy. [QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION.] However, Singapore continues to apply the Bolam test. Bolam v Friern: Case Summary . Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 1 WLR 582 is an English tort law case that lays down the typical rule for assessing the appropriate standard of reasonable care in negligence cases involving skilled professionals (e.g. Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee Overview | [1957] 2 All ER 118, | [1957] 1 WLR 582, 101 Sol Jo 357, | 1 BMLR 1 BOLAM v. FRIERN HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE . Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 1 WLR 582 is an English tort law case that lays down the typical rule for assessing the appropriate standard of reasonable care in negligence cases involving skilled professionals (e.g. Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee High Court. Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 1 WLR 582 is a case that lays down the typical rule for assessing the appropriate standard of reasonable care in negligence cases involving skilled professionals (e.g. Facts. FACTS: On 16 th August 1954, John Hector Bolam, the plaintiff, was re-admitted as a wilful patient at the Friern Hospital, a psychological medical institution. Citations: [1957] 1 WLR 582; [1957] 2 All ER 118; [1955-95] PNLR 7; (1957) 101 SJ 357; [1957] CLY 2431. [1957] 1 WLR 582 [1956 B. treatment consisted in the passing of an electric doctors): the Bolam test. its earlier jurisprudence applying Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 1 WLR 582 to the duty to inform. This principle was derived from an English case of Bolam v. Friern Hospital Management Committee [6] . A two year old child suffering from severe breathing difficulties was admitted to hospital. Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 2 All ER 118 In summary: Bolam laid down the test for the standard of care applicable to all professionals. During this time it was attempted to call an emergency doctor however her pager was not working due to low battery. It is also mentioned by the experts that Bolam test is just one of the test in dealing with negligence, the test gains relevance only when there is a situation which leads to the breach of duty from the part of the medical practitioner.