MDO issues warning after judge criticises GP in legal battle over war veteran's will

The GP failed to establish that the 97-year-old fully understood the ramifications of leaving his house to a hairdresser, the Supreme Court of Victoria says

A medical defence organisation has warned GPs that assessing a patient's capacity to change their will is not the same as assessing capacity to consent to treatment, following a legal battle over the will of a WWII veteran.

Norman Maddock
Norman Maddock.

Norman Maddock, 97, left his $1 million house to a hairdresser who had been his friend for 20 years and only $300,000 to his wife, who had dementia