Surgeon gains appeal ground

Surgeon Umesh Chandra Gaud, who claims he contracted tuberculosis and hepatitis B while working for Leeds Health Authority in the 1980s, has moved forward in his bid to sue the authority. The authority has sought to block his claim on the basis that limitation periods have expired. But now the Court of Appeal has granted Gaud leave to appeal against a High Court refusal to order that a letter, which he believes will assist his bid to sidestep the limitation argument, should be disclosed to him by the authority.