What is it like for a doctor to defend their care in court?

Patient complaints very rarely reach court where doctors have to defend their care before a judge. But sometimes they do.

The following case is one doctor’s account.


As medical practitioners, we really want to do our best for our patients. And despite the massive weight of expectations we work with and under, we do care. I could not conceive of willingly doing any harm to anyone.

Imagine a day like any other in a medical practice.

You get called to reception and a man walks

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