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Case Summary | GP found not to have breached his duty of care after delay in diagnosing patient’s terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Case Summary | GP found not to have breached his duty of care after delay in diagnosing patient’s terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

A plaintiff claimed damages against a GP alleging negligence at consultations in October 2016 and July 2017, leading to a delay in her diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The Court found that whilst a prudent doctor with knowledge of the plaintiff’s history and circumstances may have taken a different approach to the GP, that did not mean that the defendant fell short of the relevant duty of care owed or that if there was a breach, any delay was causative of the plaintiff’s terminal prognosis.

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