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A nip too far - medical case study

...the surgeon mistakenly cut off too much skin around his eye. The patient needed grafts and suffered scarring...

  • 14 December 2009
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Unsightly side-effect - medical case study

...Due to a systems error, the patient was maintained on twice the prescribed daily dose of acne medication for three years which caused staining to her teeth...

  • 12 November 2009
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Pholcodine reaction - medical case study

...The patient suffered a severe reaction to the medication that required several days of hospital treatment, including time in intensive care...

  • 09 October 2009
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Steroids and a bad hip - medical case study

...the GP received a solicitor’s letter claiming negligence in the long-term prescription of steroids which Mr P alleged led to the avascular necrosis in his hip...

  • 09 September 2009
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Poor records, poor defence - dental case study

...the dentist did not feel the loss of the cusp was his fault. The patient did not accept this response and raised a complaint with the Ombudsman’s office...

  • 04 August 2009
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Dental neglect – but whose? - dental case study

...Mr M remembered D well as he attended over 70 times in the period that he was a patient at the surgery. His notes constituted a long list of caries and fillings with occasional antibiotics...

  • 03 July 2009
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Negligence in co-proxamol prescribing - medical case study

...her co-proxamol was discontinued but this was not removed from the repeat prescription list. Later when Mrs G requested a repeat prescription of 100 tablets these were retained by her...

  • 03 June 2009
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Adverse drug interaction - medical case study

...The doctor prescribed methotrexate - but in renal impairment the drug can build up to toxic levels...

  • 01 May 2009
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Missed fracture

...Mrs B could walk but an X-ray months later showed an undisplaced fracture...

  • 01 April 2009
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Bad Blood

...It was alleged that the nurse had used undue force in obtaining the blood, resulting in a tear to the blood vessel...

  • 15 March 2009
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