Case study on Negligence.
Karen is having her wedding next summer. One afternoon, she was accompanied by her friend, Fauzia to try some wedding dresses. After finding the dress of her dream, they decided to go to a local bar to celebrate before heading home. Fauzia offers Karen a lift home in her car. At first, Karen refused, but Fauzia assured her that she was probably only just over the drink-drive limit and was all right to drive.
On their way home Fauzia loses control of the car and crashes into a side tree. Karen had some cuts and bruises on her knee and is immediately taken to hospital.
At the hospital, it was discovered that Karen has an infection on her knee. However, the doctor on duty decides not to immediately administer antibiotics to the infection as recently read a publication in a social media article which suggested that it is better to allow the body time to heal. Karen developed complications on her Knee which was subsequently amputated.
a. Identify extensively any actions available in the tort of negligence and critically analyse the elements of the tort accordingly. 40 marks
b. Discuss the role of forensic accountant in the above scenario. 10 marks
Type of assignment: Essay
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