GP sued for $6.7m for delaying critical referral

A Cairns GP must pay $6.7 million to a patient who a court found would not have been left deaf and blind due to cryptococcal meningitis if she had been referred to a specialist in time.

Dr Kaylene Ferguson initially won the negligence case brought against her last year by Nancy Mules in the Supreme Court of Queensland.

The judge ruled that while she had breached her duty of