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Post-op tooth pain

...In response to the complaint Dr A states that dental damage is a known complication of anaesthesia and this is explained to all patients...

  • 30 June 2022
  • Case study

Friendly care

...the GMC writes to Ms S informing her that concerns have been raised over her fitness to practise in connection with prescriptions supplied to a friend...

  • 30 May 2022
  • Case study

Back pain

...The letter claims that had Mr U been referred to hospital he would have undergone an MRI scan which would have identified a paracentral disc protrusion compressing the cauda equina...

  • 29 April 2022
  • Case study

Long-term diazepam prescription

...Dr H prescribes the drug weekly despite complaints by Mr C that he runs out of medication by the weekend...

  • 31 March 2022
  • Case study

Genetic disclosure

...Genetic testing has revealed a chromosomal abnormality which could lead to serious health effects in her family, but Mrs R is estranged from her children and refuses to inform them...

  • 28 February 2022
  • Case study

Missed meningitis

...The letter of claim states that that the baby was exhibiting a considerable number of symptoms associated with meningitis and was discharged with a “dangerously high” heart rate...

  • 31 January 2022
  • Case study

Earache assessed remotely

...Dr J tells Mrs P there is no need to see Zach face to face as this would not change the treatment being offered...

  • 23 December 2021
  • Case study

A statement of fact

...Dr C asks MDDUS how to go about writing a statement for a significant clinical incident investigation...

  • 30 November 2021
  • Case study

Wrist injury

...Over a month later Ms P is still experiencing pain in her wrist and is referred to an orthopaedic clinic. X-rays reveal a wrist fracture that has partially healed...

  • 29 October 2021
  • Case study

Consent to vaccinate

...Mr Z says that both he and his wife have decided against being vaccinated as he has read on the internet of "unreported fatal side-effects”...

  • 30 September 2021
  • Case study

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