GP's notes put to the test over patient's outlandish claim

MEDICOLEGAL CASE STUDY

Clinical history

A 20-year-old apprentice plumber was referred by his employer to a GP clinic for hepatitis B immunisation. 

He was seen by a GP who authorised the practice nurse to administer the appropriate course of three injections over a six-month period. All injections and authorisation were recorded in the patient’s medical notes. 

Five years later, the occupational health and safety officer at his work advised the man to have a booster injection. He attended his

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