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Case of the month: Tummy tuck complication

...Mrs H claims Dr R failed to warn her of possible complications and offered no preoperative advice on smoking cessation...

  • 27 September 2013
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Needle phobia - dental case study

...the patient said that "before she knew what was happening" the dentist was injecting her with a local anaesthetic...

  • 27 September 2013
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Records in the attic - medical case study

...Mr G found numerous boxes of private patient records stored in the attic by his late wife...

  • 27 August 2013
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A risk on the road - medical case study

...The patient was diagnosed with macular degeneration but continued to drive...

  • 31 July 2013
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Unresolved infection - medical case study

...the GP diagnoses mastitis and prescribes amoxicillin...

  • 26 June 2013
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A personal decision - medical case study

...the practice invites Miss B for a smear test but, due to her learning difficulties, her mother responds on her behalf...

  • 30 May 2013
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Caller ID - medical case study

...the caller asks for test results, then admits she is the patient's mother...

  • 29 April 2013
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Full disclosure - medical case study

...The practice receives a request for release of medical records relating to the mental health of a patient over the past six years...

  • 28 March 2013
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Chaperone essential

...the patient alleged that Dr R had performed the rectal examination without her consent, and without the use of a chaperone...

  • 28 February 2013
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A firm rebuttal - dental case study

...the patient suffers blood poisoning and blames it on the dental treatment...

  • 27 February 2013
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