GP beats major negligence claim after lawyer rescues her lost medical notes

The doctor's lawyer had to file a subpoena to obtain her medical notes.

From early in their careers, it is drilled into all doctors that the chances of successfully defending a negligence claim dwindle dramatically without good medical records.

A NSW Supreme Court case involving a GP who was sued by a patient with incurable cervical cancer could probably stand as a lesson on just how important they are.