Limpopo GP sued over incorrect HIV diagnosis

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The GP firm PM de Kock and Partners in Thabazimbi is being sued for R478,000, for negligence, after allegedly incorrectly diagnosinga patient with HIV.

Beeld reports that Conceicao Cambal (44) filed papers in the Limpopo High Court, Cambal says he visited the practice on 21 November 2016 when he had diarrhoea and was sent for blood tests. On receipt of the first blood test results, a doctor at the practice told him he was HIV positive. A month later, he was informed that it was a mistake.

The report says Adams & Adams, acting on behalf of Cambal, says the doctor was grossly negligent by ignoring the fact that the first blood test results were not conclusive. Cambal is suing for the trauma he suffered, loss of income and unnecessary medical expenses.

The practice is opposing the claim.

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