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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
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Adverse comment

...Mr M posts a review on a local online directory commenting that Dr S is “incompetent and rude” and that he struggled to extract his tooth...

  • 29 April 2022
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Slow-healing socket

...An incisional biopsy one month later at the hospital confirms the lesion is squamous cell carcinoma and the patient undergoes extensive surgery followed by facial reconstruction and radiotherapy...

  • 31 March 2022
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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
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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
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Alleged wrong extraction

...The dentist believes a translator might have helped avoid confusion over the proposed treatment plan...

  • 28 February 2022
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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
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Antibiotic cover

...It is alleged that had Ms G's concerns been properly heeded and antibiotic cover provided, she would have avoided unnecessary surgery and a hospital stay...

  • 31 January 2022
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Beyond what's reasonable

...Ms H shouts and swears at the receptionist in front of other patients. The practice owner comes out to the waiting area and informs Ms H that her behaviour is totally unacceptable...

  • 23 December 2021
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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
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