||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 418 (Oct)
|| EWCA Civ 1471
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Simon Brown, Mance and Latham LJJ
||Simeon Maskrey QC and Julian Matthews (instructed by Park Woodfine) for the claimant.
||William Edis (instructed by the Medical Defence Union) for the defendant.
||29 October 2002
Negligence - Duty of care - Doctor - Failure to diagnose tumour - Causation - Loss of a chance.
The Court of Appeal dismissed the claimant's appeal against a decision rejecting his claim in negligence against a general practitioner who had wrongly diagnosed a lump as a lipoma when in fact it was a lymphoma but exceptionally granted permission to appeal to the House of Lords.
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