Unreasonable and unnecessary delay in calling an ambulance for a prisoner
Daniel & Anor v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust & Anor  EWHC 23 (QB)
- Related Member(s):
- Kirsten Sjøvoll
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Prison Law, Human Rights
- Queen’s Bench Division
The claimants brought a claim for a declaration and damages under the Human Rights Act 1998, alleging that the defendants had breached ECHR, arts 2 and 3. They argued that there had been unreasonable and unnecessary delay in calling an ambulance for prisoner James Best, who had previously been part of the claimants’ family as a foster child. Mr Best died as a result of cardiac arrest, brought on by excessive exercise.
Kirsten Sjøvoll was involved in this case.