Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 418 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 1471
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Simon Brown, Mance and Latham LJJ

Representation Simeon Maskrey QC and Julian Matthews (instructed by Park Woodfine) for the claimant.
  William Edis (instructed by the Medical Defence Union) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 29 October 2002


Negligence - Duty of care - Doctor - Failure to diagnose tumour - Causation - Loss of a chance.

The Case

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.

Practice Areas

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