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The risk of lawyers claiming one's lack of Googling for a diagnosis
as negligence is surely a two edged sword. Google is a resource common to
all, save those physically or intellectually incapable of using it.
Could one not claim that the patient's own failure to contribute to
their own care, by failing to do their own research, was contributory
negligence? Patients are no longer to be regarded as passive elements in
the process and their positive contribution is essential - though this has
hitherto been limited to turning up for and co-operating with
appointments, investigations etc.