Miner sues over incorrect HIV diagnosis
A Limpopo miner who believed he was HIV positive and used anti-retroviral medication is suing his doctor for R478 000, Beeld reports.
Conceicao Cambal (44) is claiming damages for negligence by the GP firm PM de Kock and Partners in Thabazimbi for allegedly diagnosing him with HIV.
In papers filed 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.
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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