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Case Study: Mercury fears

...The patient is convinced that this has been caused by ingesting mercury from the amalgam filling and exacerbated by the treatment to adjust the “poor occlusion”...

  • 24 May 2021
  • Case study
  • Insight - Dental
  • Q2

Case Study: Consent to treat

...Dr L is concerned that Mrs P does not appear to have capacity to give informed consent for the necessary treatment...

  • 24 May 2021
  • Case study
  • Insight - Dental
  • Q2

Case study: Nerve injury

...Mr J returns to Dr N over a week later complaining of numbness in his lip and tongue...

  • 24 May 2021
  • Case study
  • Insight - Dental
  • Q2

Nerve injury

...Mr J returns to Dr N over a week later complaining of numbness in his lip and tongue...

  • 29 April 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

Case study - Unseen complication

...It is alleged that the use of thermal energy during the prostate surgery was unsafe and caused a rectal injury...

  • 19 April 2021
  • Case study
  • Insight - Secondary
  • Q2

Case study - Colleague intervention

...The patient accuses the specialty trainee of failing to "challenge or correct" the consultant during the consultation...

  • 19 April 2021
  • Case study
  • Insight - Secondary
  • Q2

Case study - Expert evidence

...The patient alleges that Dr A's delay in making a referral allowed the tumour to progress from stage 1 to stage 2 but the expert disagrees...

  • 19 April 2021
  • Case study
  • Insight - Secondary
  • Q2

Unstable implant

...Mr W demands he be refunded for the cost of his implant which he says is unstable and has required repeated tightening...

  • 31 March 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

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