Introduction Loss of chance claims involve an allegation that a patient has lost
the chance of a better medical outcome, in terms of treatment
and/or prognosis, as a result of the negligence of the medical
practitioner. A recent High Court of Australia judgment confirmed
that monetary damages are not available for the loss of a chance of
a better medical outcome.1 This article discusses the judgment and its
implications for medical practitioners in Australia.
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