A professional is required to meet the standard of the ordinary skilled man exercising and professing to have the special skill in question1. An error of judgment will not amount to negligence unless it is one that would not have been made by a reasonably competent professional with the standard and type of skill of the defendant, acting with ordinary care2. Where there are differing and well established professional schools of thought on an issue, a professional will not be regarded as negligent in following one rather than another even if the outcome suggests that the wrong choice was
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