Case studies

40-year claim

4 December 2013

A baby born by caesarean section after a 60-hour labour suffered cognitive and physical impairment, allegedly as a result of a delay in performing the procedure.

Complications following arthroscopy

4 December 2013

A 52-year old woman was referred to see an orthopaedic surgeon, a member of the MDU, with a two-month history of left knee pain.

Campylobacter infection

4 December 2013

An 80-year old woman rang the GP out of hours service stating that she had diarrhoea and vomiting.

Delayed diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy

1 August 2012

A 35-year old woman presented to her GP, an MDU member, with vague intermittent lower abdominal pain.