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Hague v Rexam Glass (Barnsley) Ltd [2006] EWCA Civ 377, Court of Appeal 5.4.06

Although it would be wrong for a judge to decide medical matters without the assistance of experts if one party or the other wished to call expert evidence, and "although a little concerned at the judge's robust approach" in this case, the Court of Appeal dismissed Mr Hague's appeal. The judge and counsel were experienced in HAVS (vibratory white finger) cases. The realised that Mr Hague's description, when giving evidence, of his recovery was inconsistent with HAVS or at least the vascular problems caused by HAVS.

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