Diagnostic delay proves costly for all involved

Medicolegal case report: A patient sues two GPs after an 18-month delay in diagnosing her rare tumour

Medicolegal expert Dr Craig Lilienthal reviews a case in which a teenage patient sues two country GPs after they failed to diagnose a rare tumour on her spinal cord and she was left a paraplegic.

young woman in wheelchair

A teenage girl was admitted to a country hospital with the sudden onset of low back pain, which developed after swinging on a rope over a river.

The pain was severe, extending down the outside of her thighs, but was worse on the right side. She was crying, needed