GP wins appeal as $200k negligence claim quashed
A GP who lost a $210,000 negligence claim for not referring a patient to a nephrologist after a one-off eGFR result of 54 has had the findings against him quashed.
In 2012, Dr Trung Ngo ordered a CT scan for the 66-year-old taxi driver with hepatitis C and hypertension.
It revealed the possibility of chronic kidney disease (CKD), which was later confirmed to be Stage III.
The patient, who had type 2 diabetes, hypertension and hepatitis C, subsequently sued the Sydney GP for failing to refer him to a nephrologist three