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Tubal pregnancy

...The GP is alleged to have failed in not referring Ms P for an emergency ultrasound scan and this in turn resulted in a significant delay in diagnosis, leaving surgery as the only viable treatment option...

  • 25 May 2016
  • Case study

A high smile

...It is alleged that the dentist failed to inform the patient of the benefit-versus-risk of the crown lengthening procedure and the later gingivectomy...

  • 27 April 2016
  • Case study

Knowing the limits

...It is concluded that the patient's gastrointestinal bleeding is probably due to diffuse oozing from the GI tract secondary to a combination of a high INR and diclofenac...

  • 30 March 2016
  • Case study

Telltale limp

...Dr N examines the child and notes a possible discrepancy in limb length with shortening on the left side. She also finds asymmetrical skin creases on the inside left thigh...

  • 25 February 2016
  • Case study

Infected dog bite

...Dr K examines the wound and notes cellulitis but no pus. She prescribes the antibiotic flucloxacillin and advises Mr B to re-attend if the infection grows worse...

  • 27 January 2016
  • Case study

"Mild" headache

...The notes also reveal that the GP considered the possibility of head injury in that he recorded that there were no associated symptoms...

  • 23 December 2015
  • Case study

Root fracture

...the dentist extracts the infected tooth but no post-extraction radiograph is taken...

  • 30 November 2015
  • Case study

Shooting pains

...A GP attends her at home and notes that the patient has developed numbness in the saddle area and cold feet in addition to low back pain shooting to the ankles...

  • 28 October 2015
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A persistent error

...It transpires that the patient is in fact not a heroin addict and that Dr C meant to write the note in the file of his brother...

  • 25 September 2015
  • Case study

Erroneous extraction

...the dentist had removed LL7 in error, mistaking the tooth for LL6...

  • 28 August 2015
  • Case study