GP beats $380k claim over missed pregnancy


A disgruntled mother who accused a GP of negligently failing to diagnose her pregnancy before inserting a contraceptive implant has lost a $380,000 bid to have the doctor pay for the cost of raising her child.

The claim hinged on a consultation in August 2011 when Dr Ilham Al-Hakeem implanted an Implanon device into the arm of Lisa Stobart, then aged 23, at a clinic in Perth.

Unknown to either, Ms Stobart was already 19 days pregnant. She did not discover her pregnancy until 19 weeks’ gestation and