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Carney v Newton: expert evidence about the standard of clinical notes

Hammer, Ingrid; Jefferys, Susannah; Faunce, Thomas


In Carney v Newton [2006] TASSC 4 the Tasmanian Supreme Court heard a claim that the defendant breached his duty of care by failing to properly diagnose and treat a node positive carcinoma in the plaintiff's breast tissue. At trial, argument turned on the actual dialogue that took place during the initial consultation, with significant reliance on the clinical notes of the defendant. The court gave considerable weight to "expert" witnesses in ascertaining the acceptability of the defendant's...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Law and Medicine
Access Rights: Open Access


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