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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

Difficult cannulation

...Mr G states that he is “astonished” that an experienced doctor should make five attempts at inserting a cannula...

  • 31 August 2021
  • Case study

Consent not implied

...Dr P, aware that Mrs K is “exhausted and traumatised” by the birth, decides it would be unreasonable to disturb her in the middle of night...

  • 30 July 2021
  • Case study

Missed melanoma

...Mrs U is informed there are no free slots at the next minor surgery clinic and is advised to call in a week , as the practice does not operate a waiting list system...

  • 30 June 2021
  • Case study

RTA disclosure

...Ms G states that some information contained in her full medical file was used against her by the insurance company, who went on to raise a counter-claim...

  • 28 May 2021
  • Case study

Colleague intervention

...Dr P is accused of being abusive, insulting, ill-tempered and unprofessional. Dr B is specifically criticised for failing to intervene...

  • 29 April 2021
  • Case study

Dizzy episodes

...Immediate surgery around the time of the first consultation would not have made a difference to Mr K’s long-term prognosis, as (on the balance of probabilities) the tumour would still not have been completely resected given its diffuse nature...

  • 31 March 2021
  • Case study

Concerned loved one

...David claims that Dr L disregarded his welfare power of attorney in regard to treatment decisions in the care of his father....

  • 26 February 2021
  • Case study

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