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Perforated appendix

...A letter of claim later alleges breach of duty in failing to consider a diagnosis of appendicitis, leading to a delay in referral for further assessment and treatment...

  • 30 January 2020
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Police concern

...The adviser explains to Dr L that the inclusion of police concern reports in a patient’s medical record is something that could be justified if they are clinically relevant...

  • 30 December 2019
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Empathy lacking

...Ms W found the entire process "completely dehumanising", with staff referring to her within earshot as the "gynae"...

  • 27 November 2019
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Allergy alert

…Solicitors acting for the patient claim that the practice failed to dispense the correct medication despite being aware of her amoxicillin allergy…

  • 29 October 2019
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Dance floor mishap

...An urgent referral after consultation with Dr P would have led to a prompt diagnosis of Achilles tendon rupture and direct primary repair...

  • 24 September 2019
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Noisy child

...The practice receives a short angry note from Ms L complaining that Dr T had “manhandled” her son...

  • 28 August 2019
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Surgical mesh infection

...Mr K is accused of failing to provide Ms L with sufficient information to make an informed choice on the need for surgery to remove the mesh – or the potential complications of delaying for a second opinion...

  • 30 July 2019
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Eye test error

...Dr B is accused of failing to fully explain the consequences of the test scores and is held responsible for the patient's loss of income during the period his licence was revoked...

  • 25 June 2019
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Assault allegation

...In an attempt to restrain the boy Dr D grabs him by the shoulders. A week later he is visited by police at his flat and cautioned and charged with common assault...

  • 29 May 2019
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Visual loss

Medical case study

  • 29 April 2019
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