Lawyers in Australia wants to sue doctors for running late

“A group of Darling Downs lawyers says doctors could be sued for being late for appointments.

But GPs say patients should be more understanding.

The Downs and South West Law Association’s Darryl Cox says some people are waiting up to an hour for appointments, costing them time and money and doctors need to stop over-booking.

‘If it’s the case that the doctor’s practice is to just book people at random and essentially over-book the people, then it may well be the case that people who are forced to wait because of the over-booking may well have a claim against the doctor,’ he said.”

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