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Hockey twist

...The surgeon expresses “surprise” that the diagnosis was missed in A&E and that there was no onward referral to an on-call orthopaedic specialist...

  • 30 July 2018
  • Case study

Check the register

...a letter from the GDC arrives at the practice concerning the employment of an unregistered nurse. It alleges that this action has put patients at unnecessary risk...

  • 30 July 2018
  • Case study

Incisional hernia

...seeing omental tissue evident one week after surgery would be consistent with observations (by the surgeon) of a “large area of deep breakdown” within the wound...

  • 27 June 2018
  • Case study

Slow-healing socket

...The expert questions why Ms N did not consider something more than just a slow-healing socket – especially when the adjacent molar had been extracted with normal healing...

  • 27 June 2018
  • Case study

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