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Sudden stroke

...Later that day Mr S collapses at home and is taken by ambulance to A&E with left-side weakness and severe headache...

  • 29 May 2018
  • Case study

Mobile implant

...The claim alleges failure to properly assess the ridge profile and need for significant bone grafting to ensure implant success...

  • 29 May 2018
  • Case study

Policy delay

...It is alleged that the practice was negligent in taking over 50 days to complete the insurance form, thus resulting in the policy not being issued and paying out on Mr B’s death...

  • 26 April 2018
  • Case study

Wrong tooth

...An hour later the patient returns to the surgery and complains to the receptionist that he is now convinced the wrong tooth has been extracted...

  • 26 April 2018
  • Case study

Abusive patient

...Dr T tries to explain his view on the necessity to carry out root treatment before refitting the post – but the discussion grows fraught...

  • 28 March 2018
  • Case study

Swollen leg

...The GP suspects a DVT and makes arrangements to refer Ms J to the local thrombosis clinic but there is no record of a referral made that same day...

  • 28 March 2018
  • Case study

Failed extraction

...Mr C is again very nervous and Dr Y reassures him that the area around the tooth will be well numbed and he has only to raise his hand to halt the procedure...

  • 27 February 2018
  • Case study

Elderly visit

...The GP mentions the option of full-time care for Mrs M in a residential care home. She overhears his comment and becomes very upset...

  • 27 February 2018
  • Case study

Sudden decline

...The next day Mr P’s condition further deteriorates and his wife calls for an ambulance. He is breathless and panicky with a tight chest and tachycardia...

  • 29 January 2018
  • Case study

Slip on the ice

....It is alleged that both doctors failed to carry out an adequate examination, consider a diagnosis of hip fracture and offer an orthopaedic referral...

  • 18 December 2017
  • Case study