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NSW Australian Consumer Law - Can I Sue My Doctor for Negligence?

Discussion in 'Australian Consumer Law Forum' started by ziane, 18 March 2016.

  1. ziane

    ziane Member

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    On 29/10/2015, I have seen a specialist doctor (consultant gasteroenterologist), because I have a colon problem.

    He said that I had to take a camera colon capsule, in a private clinic which will cost me $600, but for free of charge, I would be able to have it in a public hospital for free. I needed to wait for 3 months, so I accept to do it for free in the public hospital.

    He said that I need to take a test at Auburn Hospital, so I waited until last week on 10/03/2016. I contacted Auburn Hospital to check on my listing but I was surprised when the nurse told me that the hospital does not have a camera colon capsule.

    So the next day I called the doctor but receptionist took my number and told me the doctor would contact me.

    Till now, I received no call from him. So I want to know, can I sue this doctor under Australian Consumer Law?
     
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    Short answer is no. The doctor hasn't breached the duty of care owed to you, nor has the alleged breach caused you any harm.
     
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