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Litigant laid bare

Caroline M De Costa
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (11): 640.
Published online: 1 December 2008

Until 3 years ago, Dr Anna McBride was achieving her life’s ambitions: partner in a suburban general practice where she felt she did well for her patients, marriage to a successful architect, two healthy sons, a network of friends and relatives . . . Then 17-year-old Ben Feltham walked into her consulting room with a pain in his knee, a pain she failed for 7 months to diagnose as the osteosarcoma it proved to be. Now Anna awaits the mediation hearing in a negligence case brought by the young man’s mother.

  • Caroline M De Costa

  • James Cook University and Cairns Base Hospital, Cairns, QLD

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