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    Does the defendant's actions have to be deliberate in order to constitute as a substantive cause of harm? For example, if someone forgets he has a phone and fails to call an ambulance on time, and as a result, the victim dies due to medical treatment being delayed, can D be found liable for the victim's death?? I've tried to find relevant case authority but I'm really struggling
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    Hmm, tricky one. Have you checked e-law resources?
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    (Original post by Notorious_B.I.G.)
    Hmm, tricky one. Have you checked e-law resources?
    Yeah I've tried... I'm not sure if it's a simple case of an existing duty of care or assumed responsibility coupled with failure to act as a 'reasonable man' as in this case, surely forgetting that you have your mobile on you is careless behaviour that most people would not do?
 
 
 
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