What's getting GPs into legal trouble?

Missing a diagnosis such as cancer or meningitis is the most common reason GPs get sued, a major international study shows — but the good news is most claims are successfully defended.

A sweeping review of medical indemnity databases from the US, UK, Australia, Canada and France has shown that breast, colon, melanoma, lung and female genital tract cancers and MI are the most commonly missed or delayed diagnoses that trigger malpractice claims in primary care.