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R v Jordan (1956) 40 Cr App E 152

The defendant stabbed the victim. The victim was taken to hospital where he was given anti-biotics after showing an allergic reaction to them. He was also given excessive amounts of intravenous liquids. He died of pneumonia 8 days after admission to hospital. At the time of death his wounds were starting to heal.


The victim died of the medical treatment and not the stab wound. The defendant was not liable for his death.
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