Could Mrs Coffey recover for nervous shock and damages for loss of consortium and interest? ON 20 AUGUST 1984, the High Court of Australia delivered Jaensch v Coffey [1984] HCA 52; (1984) 155 CLR 549 (20 August 1984). In Jaensch v Coffey, the court had no difficulty finding that Mrs Coffey had suffered nervous shock, given the proximity between herself and the victim. However, the fact “[t]hat there were some differences between [Jaensch's ID] and [a] genuine [ID] sufficient to enable an expert to distinguish between them clearly does not undermine [the jury's] finding.” Case citations or references abbreviate the key information relating to a case and its publication details. On 20 August 1984, the High Court handed down its decision in Jaensch v. Coffey. 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Reported citations Below are the parts of a reference for the reported judgment, Jaensch v Coffey (1984) 155 CLR 549. In Australia the concept of remoteness, or proximity, was tested with the case of Jaensch v. Coffey . The doctrine was extended beyond those who actually see the event, to those who perceive its direct aftermath. O'Brian [1983] 1 A.C. 410, 422, and approved by the High Court of Australia in Jaensch v. Coffey (1985) 155 C.L.R. A plaintiff suffered nervous shock when immediately after an accident s… This decision was explained by Lord Red of the Privy Council. Jaensch v Coffey - [1984] HCA 52 - Jaensch v Coffey (20 August 1984) - [1984] HCA 52 (20 August 1984) (Gibbs C.J., Murphy, Brennan, Deane and Dawson JJ.) She saw his injuries at hospital and was affected. h��_k�0������?�,J igVز҄u��&"��`����ӝ,��Z��0�B���tw���R��Bf����Q1�.h�2��#�G�\\и�kX<����Y��������^C�43���'�c��Tk��$�8�Lu���ݕ������ɶ"���L���r$����"�1� S+��I���-�LWd���"K��h�%��h1���?/�4�K]�wtV�Y�G՝-���:٧�I��k���:�J�GO��Pj���+M�J���L�u�I�-�K�I^��>N˪��%��6��������4.BJ�W�=:����E�����*�cS�%#��� >�Pv���d��Y_���]uqM>!H(�(sN�P��Yè������Y���l�ﷲ����݌���n�:���? References: (1984) 55 CLR 549, [1984] 54 ALR 417, [1985] CLY 2326, [1984] HCA 52 Links: Austlii Coram: Gibbs CJ, Murphy, Brennan, Deane and Dawson JJ (High Court of Australia) The claimant’s husband was injured. This case considered the issue of reasonable forseeability in the context of a duty of care and also the issue of proximity when deciding whether or not a negligent driver was responsible for the sudden nervous shock sustained from witnessing her husbands serious injuries from a motor vehicle accident. 1 It should be noted at the outset that the decisions in McLoughlin v. O'Brian [1983] I A.C.410 and Jaensch v.Coffey (1984) 54 A.L.R. Again, Jaensch's argument relies heavily on Coffey's expert testimony that, for myriad reasons obvious to her, Jaensch's ID was “not a legitimate ID card.” J.A. Jaensch v Coffey (1984) 155 CLR 549, considered Barnard v Santam BPK (1999) (1) SA 202 (SCA), considered McLoughlin v O’ Brian [1983] 1 AC 410, followed Morgan v Tame (2000) 49 NSWLR 21, considered Mount Isa Mines Ltd v Pusey (1970) 125 CLR 383, referred to Petrie v Dowling [1992] 1 QdR 661, considered Pham v Lawson (1997) 68 SASR 357, considered General Scope of Liabilityfor Nervous Shock In practical terms the case is important in so far as the High Court was unanimous in allowing the plaintiff to recover. However, Donoghue had no contractua l relationship with Minghella as she had not purchased the ginger beer; while her friend did have a contract through having placed the order, she had not suffered any injury. �����W=q���0m�fN���ǧ�g���I��_���J�L~w:�s�v�s>�������hh����p@J8&���]��p-�1t���g d :��(���[ �s�n���pXx�70�ܖe������1 Direct perception of event or its immediate that reasonable foreseeability, while necessary, was in itself aftermath The law … #o����/�SW�d� �u��t�N� 7�f�ύ��+�TL����vuu�H����EA���YN�y��t\oDڳ��W��fS�v��m� Ɉ䔎B8�7�������M{_���ED��w�$9f\�}S�'� �Z�v ]e�gê���ٛ���c�F��1�"8��Ѵ�o^�X��A�?�d�����8G�D����:�קl�rp!� ^� aπ��3z��x�.J�W^g�Zta�!��6���M �@/�=��,�Q��я9ȣw&��������y&��%&�-V�LaSt-vH�k���k����,9!F���j�����> r�.�m϶t��7��Y��f �P-�����#� ��� Those principles arguably apply also to industrial accidents, in view of the authorities discussed and relied upon in those two decisions. A leading example is of 590-591 per Deane J. Understanding the parts of a case citation will help locate the case. In Jaensch v. Coffey Brennan J. in a judgment, in which he helpfully analysed virtually all the authorities on recovering damages for "nervous shock", with regard to the test of foreseeability referred to the present rule in negligence as being that stated by Lord … Deane J explained in Jaensch [71] that : “The requirement of ‘proximity’ … should be accepted as a continuing general limitation or control of the test of reasonable foreseeability as the determinant of a duty of care.” Jaensch v. Coffey (a) The Facts The plaintiffs husband, a traffic constable, was riding his motor cycle in Adelaide whilst on duty in the early evening of 2 June 1979. It declined to follow previous authority which had stood for nearly 60 years. Jaensch v Coffey (1984) 155 CLR 549 – p97 Coffey wife of victim, who was hi t by a car driven by Jaensch, Cof f ey devel oped a ment al i l l ness after of the trauma of … e Ful Courl ot f the Suprem Coure ot f Queenslan dismissed d an appeal a, s did the High Court whic, h held that it was sufficien tto found liabilit thay t th e class of injury was foreseeable a s a possible consequenc oe f the particular conduct. 2d 728 (1968) and Molien v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, 27 Cal. She saw his injuries at hospital and was affected. JAENSCH v. COFFEY 71 $10,000 by the tria judgel Th. Again, Jaensch's argument relies heavily on Coffey's expert testimony that, for myriad reasons obvious to her, Jaensch's ID was "not a legitimate ID card." Jaensch v Coffey (1984) 155 CLR 549 Deane J cited Lord Atkin’s explanation that where there is a chance for intermediate examination, of the bottle before it reached the consumer, then there was no longer a requisite ‘proximity She claimed damages for her own shock. The medical professionals were held liable [ 17 ]. 3. General Scope ofLiability for Nervous Shock In practical tenns the case is important in so far as the High Court was unanimous in allowing the plaintiff to recover. Jaensch v Coffey (1983) 155 CLR 549 ‘It is directed to the relationship between the parties in so far as it is relevant to the allegedly negligent act of one person and the resulting injury sustained by the other. Jaensch v Coffey [1984] HCA 52 Jones v Bartlett (2000) 205 CLR 166 Jones v Manchester Corporation [1952] 2 QB 852 Kennaway v Thompson [1981] 3 All ER 329 Koehler v Cerebos (2005) 214 CLR 335 Kondis v State Transport Jaensch v Coffey (1984) 155 CLR 549. J.A. The Appellate Committee of the House of Lords had recently been down the same track in Mcbughlin v. It was more than reasonable foreseeability, proximity was also relevant. FoBL, 2005, p75) However, some cases may not be ignored, like the case of Rebecca v… A plaintiff suffered nervous shock when immediately after an accident s… Again, Jaensch's argument relies heavily on Coffey's expert testimony that, for myriad reasons obvious to her, Jaensch's ID was “not a legitimate ID card.” J.A. Reported citations. It is necessary to actually perceive the aftermath, not just learn about it (to avoid a ‘shoot the messenger’ scenario). Thus it is 549, especially at pp. O'Brian. ON 20 AUGUST 1984, the High Court of Australia delivered Jaensch v Coffey [1984] HCA 52; (1984) 155 CLR 549 (20 August 1984). 80 Note that in Jaensch v. Coffey (1984) 54 A.L.R. The Concept of Proximity With Jaensch v Coffey, a new element of negligence was required to establish a duty of care in cases where there isn’t an established duty of care, there is a requirement of proximity between the parties, for negligence to lie. Jaensch v Coffey [1984] HCA 52 < Back. She was successful at trial and in the subsequent appeal by Mr Jaensch. Mrs Coffey commenced proceedings against Mr Jaensch in the Supreme Court of South Australia, seeking compensation for the nervous shock and loss of consortium she suffered. and allowed a person who had not been injured in an accident in which another had _____ 3. JAENSCH V. COFFEY' The outcome of Jaensch v. Coffq in the High Court of Australia will have surprised few. Jaensch v Coffey [1984] HCA 52 August 20, 1984 Legal Helpdesk Lawyers ON 20 AUGUST 1984, the High Court of Australia delivered Jaensch v Coffey [1984] HCA 52; (1984) 155 CLR 549 (20 August 1984). • Jaensch v Coffey (1984) 155 CLR 549 o Reasonable foreseeability of shock is the foundation of duty of care o Hearing of news over the phone => all said no except for Deane J who doubted the logic of such a rule o No recovery for those who look after ill loved ones - no shock However, the … [32] Gifford v Strang Patrick Stevedoring (2003) 214 CLR 269. Held: The driver owed … Continue reading Jaensch v Coffey; 20 Aug 1984 References: (1984) 55 CLR 549, [1984] 54 ALR 417, [1985] CLY 2326, [1984] HCA 52 Links: Austlii Coram: Gibbs CJ, Murphy, Brennan, Deane and Dawson JJ Ratio: (High Court of Australia) The claimant’s husband was injured. h�bbd``b`: This is well noted in the case law of (Alcock and others v Chief Constable of Yorkshire Police, 1992) AC31091-2 Likewise, the case of (Jaensch v Coffey [1984] 155 CLR 549,, n.d.) it was determined that it was more than reasonable foreseeability, proximity was also relevant, doctrine was extended beyond those who perceive with their eyes (Vandhana & Dharshini, 2018). Jaensch v Coffey [1984] HCA 52 August 20, 1984 Legal Helpdesk Lawyers ON 20 AUGUST 1984, the High Court of Australia delivered Jaensch v Coffey [1984] … The Plaintiff wasn't at the scene of the accident or its aftermath, but she learnt about the accident and saw the horrifically injured body of her husband at the hospital. Jaensch v Coffey, which was decided in 1984, was to take the idea of a neighbour even further. Opinion for United States v. Jaensch, 665 F.3d 83 — Brought to you by Free Law Project, a non-profit dedicated to creating high quality open legal information. Plaintiff's husband died in a car accident as the result of the negligence of the Defendant. Mcgreevy v KMR Windows Ltd and K Windows: NIIT 27 Oct 2009 University of Glasgow v Revenue and Customs: VDT 4 Oct 2002 Blocks C and E, 30 Fox Street, Liverpool, L3 3BQ: FTTPC 30 Jul 2019 HH Aluminium and Building A plaintiff suffered nervous shock when … A motor vehicle negligently driven by Jaensch collided with the cycle Background facts. Jaensch v Coffey endstream endobj startxref Mrs Coffey’s husband was seriously injured by the negligent driving of Jaensch. Jaensch v Coffey (1964) 155 CLR 549; McPhee v Zarb [2002] QSC 4; Sullivan v Moody (2001) 75 ALJR 1570; Uniform Civil Procedure Rules, rr 149(1) & (2), 171, 193, 293. Held: The driver owed … Continue reading Jaensch v Coffey; 20 Aug 1984 Jaensch v Coffey [1984] HCA 52; Jones v Bartlett (2000) 205 CLR 166; Jones v Manchester Corporation [1952] 2 QB 852; Kennaway v Thompson [1981] 3 All ER 329; Koehler v Cerebos (2005) 214 CLR 335; Kondis v State Transport Authority (1984) 154 CLR 672; Leichhardt Municipal Council -v- Montgomery [2007] HCA 6; Lindeman Ltd v Colvin (1946) 74 CLR 313 Jaensch v. Coffey is important for a number of reasons. In Jaensch v Coffey, the court had no difficulty finding that Mrs Coffey had suffered nervous shock, given the proximity between herself and the victim. ��"NA���ܮn:�"�زDc�K�\���Wh�T�K(>��lAE�)\W�p�а���Ҡ�4]f�c��-�����|Y䅸| [Fac#ʩR���4�� Jaensch v Coffey (1984) 155 CLR 549 at 585-6 per Deane J Who is a reasonably foreseeable plaintiff? After seeing her husband in hospital and being told he probably would not make it, Mrs Coffey suffered a nervous shock, particularly after seeing Mr Coffey with “all these tubes coming out of him. Jaensch v Coffey (1984) 155 CLR 549 The P hadn’t been at the scene of the accident, and she first knew of the accident when she was informed by police. 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Jaensch v Coffey (1984) 155 CLR 549 – p97 Coffey wife of victim, who was hi t by a car driven by Jaensch, Cof f ey devel oped a ment al i l l ness after of the trauma of her husband bei ng i nj ured. 122. endstream endobj 167 0 obj <>stream In Jaensch v Coffey 3, Justice Deane said that there were rare “landmark” cases in which a final appellate court concludes that it is entitled, indeed obliged, to reassess the content of some rule or rules. h�b```a``�f`f`�'��π �L@9�@N$����� Note that In Tame the fact that the mother of the victim had contacted the tortfeasor to ensure that her son would be looked after … Grant’s case. Jaensch v Coffey: 20 Aug 1984. Get free access to the complete judgment in United States v. Jaensch on CaseMine. Mrs Coffey’s husband was seriously injured by the negligent driving of Jaensch. Jaensch v Coffey (1984) 155 CLR Jaspers v Prospect City Council [2012] SADC J Blackwood & Son Ltd v Skilled Engineering Ltd [2008] NSWCA Johnson v Rustenberg (2014) ACTSC Jones v … and . This decision was explained by Lord Red of the Privy Council. 122. I. %%EOF Donoghue v Stevenson Injuries resulting from defective products were normally claimed on the basis of a contract of sale between the seller and the consumer. 3d 916 (1980). %PDF-1.6 %���� A plaintiff suffered nervous shock when immediately after an accident s… FoBL, 2005, p75 References: (1984) 55 CLR 549, [1984] 54 ALR 417, [1985] CLY 2326, [1984] HCA 52 Links: Austlii Coram: Gibbs CJ, Murphy, Brennan, Deane and Dawson JJ (High Court of Australia) The claimant’s husband was injured. However, the fact "[t]hat there were some differences between [Jaensch's ID] and [a] genuine [ID] sufficient to enable an expert to distinguish between them clearly does not undermine [the jury's] finding." A plaintiff suffered nervous shock when … Below are the parts of a reference for the reported judgment, Jaensch v Coffey (1984) 155 CLR 549. In Jaensch v. Coffey (1984), the plaintiff wife was permitted to see her husband in a hospital ward immediately after his accident, leading to the development of a psychiatric condition. Jaensch v Coffey (1984) 155 CLR 549 per Brennan J it is the “sudden sensory perception – that is by seeing, hearing or touching – of a person, thing or event, which is so distressing that the perception of the phenomenon affronts or insults the plaintiff’s mind and causes a recognizable psychiatric illness. Sh e never saw hi m i nj ured, but st i l l f ound a duty. 417, 462–463, Deane J. said that “in the present case, as in McLoughlin , the aftermath extended to the hospital to which the injured person was taken and persisted for so long as he remained in the state produced by the accident up to and including immediate post-accident treatment.” According to the case of Bolton v. Stone[5], it was a slight possibility of harm, so the court held that the defendant was not liable for damages. But there is no absolute requirement to that effect (see Jaensch v Coffey [1984] HCA 52 discussed at [142]). ON 20 AUGUST 1984, the High Court of Australia delivered Jaensch v Coffey [1984] HCA 52; (1984) 155 CLR 549 (20 August 1984). To the extent that the history of this area of the law dealing with nervous shock has been described as 'involving the progressive dismantling of arbitrary barriers', the decision itself reflects … 665 F.3d 83 (2011) UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. 122. 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Thus by using the principles expounded by Deane J in Sutherland Shire Council v Heyman and in Jaensch v Coffey, Badgery-Parker J established that the missing aspect of proximity, that of circumstantial proximity whether it be an aspect of causal proximity or be separate, was satisfied. She claimed damages for her own shock. [31] Jaensch v Coffey (1984) 155 CLR 549 at 608-609 per Deane J. I. She was taken to a hospital and there saw her husband in severe pain being wheeled in and out … 549 in which the Mount Isa Mines case was considered, to have been that the defendants' liability arose from breach of their duty as employers of the plaintiff: see, in particular, the judgments of Windeyer J. in the Mount Isa Mines case at p. 400, and of Deane J. in Jaensch v. Coffey … According to the case of Bolton v. Stone[5], it was a slight possibility of harm, so the court held that the defendant was not liable for damages. 184 0 obj <>stream 7. and which post-dated . The full text is available here:  https://jade.io/summary/mnc/1984/HCA/52, -- Download Jaensch v Coffey [1984] HCA 52 as PDF --. Jaensch v. Coffey is important for a number of reasons. Physical and causal proximity per se were not in question. 2 v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police9 and White v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police.10 Other examples are the Piper Alpha disaster, in which 164 men were killed in an explosion on a North Sea oil rig,11 the King‟s Cross underground fire,12 and in Australia the collision between HMAS Voyager and HMAS Melbourne.13 3. Jaensch v Coffey (1983) 155 CLR 549 ‘It is directed to the relationship between the parties in so far as it is relevant to the allegedly negligent act of one person and the resulting injury sustained by the other. 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