'Hypothetical facts' and the balance of probabilities

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    Abstract

    The law of clinical negligence rests on the civil law test of ‘the balance of probabilities’. This is different to the criminal law standard of proof which is ‘beyond reasonable doubt’. In other words, civil claims are decided on whether there was more or less than a 50% chance of something being the case.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)171-172
    Number of pages2
    JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
    Volume15
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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