A GP is sued after doing everything right - except her notes

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A patient starts legal action after claiming a delay in her breast cancer diagnosis.

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A 52-year-old woman attended her GP for repeat prescriptions. During the consultation, she asked for a referral for a mammogram. A breast examination was not performed.

In summary, the mammography report stated: “Dense breasts and if clinical signs are suggestive, an ultrasound should be performed”.

The GP stated that on review, she examined the woman’s breasts and even though she did not detect any

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