Meiklehjohn v St George's Healthcare NHS Trust and another

Medical practitioner – Negligence. The claimant issued medical negligence proceedings criticising the professional standards of M in diagnosing him with and treating him for aplastic anaemia, instead of dyskeratosis congenita. The judge dismissed his claim, relying, inter alia, on the fact that the claimant trusted M and would have followed her advice, which M stated would have been the same if his actual diagnosis had been discussed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that the judge's conclusions had been unimpeachable.

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