Four GPs escape back-pain negligence claim
Four GPs from one practice have won a legal battle with a patient who waited nearly 20 years to launch proceedings over their management of his back pain.
The man, an IT systems engineer, had consulted his primary GP at a Sydney clinic in February 2002, after an incident left him with severe lower-back pain and restricted movement.
His GP referred him for an X-ray, which showed no abnormalities.
The man, who represented himself, told the Supreme Court of NSW he continued to consult the doctor and three other GPs