GP cleared after withholding records

A GP accused of withholding medical records from a patient told a tribunal she was wary of being dragged into the patient's legal battles for compensation.

Dr Helen Kouzmin, a GP in Melbourne, had already given evidence in 1998 for the patient, Edle Broomhead, which led to Ms Broomhead successfully claiming compensation over a transport accident.

However, when Ms Broomhead wrote to Dr Kouzmin in 2010 asking her to hand over her medical records, Dr Kouzmin did not respond.

Ms Broomhead wanted the records because she believed they contained information she could use to help negotiate