Boehm v Deleuil & Anor (Medical Negligence)

In two separate appointments in 2001 in which my client attended upon his general practitioners, they  diagnosed a lesion (lump) on the back of the plaintiff’s leg as a lipoma. A lipoma is a commonly encountered benign lesion. Tragically, the lesion was subsequently found to be a malignant tumour requiring the total amputation of my client’s left leg above the knee. Both GPs were found negligent after a trial, Boehm v Deleuil & Anor [2005] WADC 55.