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Medicolegal case report: A back-injury patient claims a 'poorer outcome' was due to her GP's inaction

A 40-year-oldĀ business analyst injured her back at yoga. Examination by her GP revealed soft-tissue injury to her lumbar spine and conservative treatment was recommended.

The patient was seen at the practice three more times over the next year, but there was no record made of back pain or rectal bleeding.