How can patients sue doctors in the UK and Australia for negligence if their doctor has advised them to follow national vaccination recommendations?
In the UK the Law Lords, now the Supreme Court, gave judges the right to over-rule standard medical opinion and this right was then adopted in Australia. Although judges may be greatly influenced by the fact that vaccination is common and that many, many doctors all over the world recommend vaccines, a judge in the UK or Australia has the right to decide whether government vaccination recommendations are rational and logical. If a judge decides they are irrational, illogical, the patient whose case they were considering would win their medical negligence lawsuit.
Three important lawsuits in the UK are relevant to all medical procedures, including vaccination.