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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

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