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Emergency backlog

..Mr V states he “knows for a fact” that other dental surgeries are clearing their backlogs and providing routine appointments - and he is “extremely unhappy”...

  • 30 November 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

Lip trauma

...The dentist states that had there been any lip trauma or acid etch gel touching the tissues he would have advised Mr G immediately and recorded this in the clinical notes...

  • 29 October 2021
  • Case study

Pinpoint fistula

...The letter of claim alleges that the dentist failed to adequately seal the extraction site, and later diagnose and refer Mrs L for specialist treatment to close the suspected oro-antral communication...

  • 30 September 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

NHS treatment costs

...Mr R has been contacted by NHS Counter Fraud Services, alleging that he was not entitled to an exemption for the cost of his RCT, and he claims that the regulations were not properly explained to him by the practice...

  • 31 August 2021
  • Case study

Treatment abroad

...The patient asks his UK dentist – Dr U – to re-cement the bridge permanently without further endodontic treatment...

  • 30 July 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

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