Psychiatrist's four-year legal drama over diagnosis ends

The doctor's care was scrutinised in multiple HCCC and court proceedings after he diagnosed a man with delusional disorder in his role as a medical expert for an Australian Human Rights Commission case

A psychiatrist was dragged through the legal wringer for more than four years after a lawyer he diagnosed with a delusional disorder took exception to the diagnosis, court documents reveal.

In a decision handed down last week, the Court of Appeal Supreme Court NSW found the complaint against the doctor, which dates back to August 2016, never warranted further investigation.

It was the fourth time the case had been considered. 

The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission