Zeromska-Smith v United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Anonymity – Court proceedings. The claimant's application for an anonymity order, concerning her claim against the defendant NHS trust for damages for psychiatric injury arising out of the stillbirth of her daughter, was dismissed. The Queen's Bench Division ruled that, having chosen to bring the proceedings in order to secure damages arising out of that tragedy, the claimant could not avoid the consequences of having made that decision in terms of the principle of open justice and the consequent publicity potentially associated with such proceedings being heard in open court.

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