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Failure to communicate

...The patient claims that her symptoms clearly indicated an acute neurological deficit and she felt that Dr G was hinting that she was somehow “faking it”...

  • 30 January 2019
  • Case study

An angry ending

...Mr B apologises for losing his temper but Dr T is not satisfied and decides to remove him from the practice patient list...

  • 17 December 2018
  • Case study

Patient abroad

...The patient was on holiday in Spain when she phoned her GP asking about a rash on her leg...

  • 26 November 2018
  • Case study

Gut pain

...The patient expressed worry that he might have gallstones but Dr K diagnosed dyspepsia without an examination to determine the nature of the epigastric pain...

  • 26 October 2018
  • Case study

Rapid decline

... A form was drawn up mistakenly stopping all bumetanide scripts...

  • 26 September 2018
  • Case study

Problem pregnancy

...An ultrasound would have revealed an empty uterus and a suboptimal rise in serum beta HCG levels, leading to a diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy...

  • 28 August 2018
  • Case study

Hockey twist

...The surgeon expresses “surprise” that the diagnosis was missed in A&E and that there was no onward referral to an on-call orthopaedic specialist...

  • 30 July 2018
  • Case study

Slow-healing socket

...The expert questions why Ms N did not consider something more than just a slow-healing socket – especially when the adjacent molar had been extracted with normal healing...

  • 27 June 2018
  • Case study

Incisional hernia

...seeing omental tissue evident one week after surgery would be consistent with observations (by the surgeon) of a “large area of deep breakdown” within the wound...

  • 27 June 2018
  • Case study

Sudden stroke

...Later that day Mr S collapses at home and is taken by ambulance to A&E with left-side weakness and severe headache...

  • 29 May 2018
  • Case study