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FREE risk assessment of your practice including premises, health and safety, protocols, systems and staff issues for all GROUPCARE PREMIUM members.
23 April 2004
Even though an IM injection was deemed immediately necessary to sedate a violent patient, expert advice to the MDU suggested that it was unacceptable to give the injection into the deltoid muscle. The case was settled for a small sum.
4 March 2004
A patient had a coil fitted which subsequently migrated into the peritoneal cavity. The patient alleged the coil had been fitted negligently.
1 March 2004
Adequate note-taking is an essential part of good clinical practice, and failure to do so can prejudice the defence of a claim.
8 January 2004
Failure to offer adjuvant treatment to a patient with bladder cancer could not be defended.
4 January 2004
A patient died from a melanoma whose primary site was the nail bed. Expert advice suggested that the GP was not negligent for missing this rare diagnosis.
1 January 2004
Misdiagnosis of a bilateral wilms tumour resulted in ligation of both renal arteries and subsequent dialysis and renal transplant.
1 December 2003
A GP mistakenly re-uses a speculum on a patient, potentially exposing her to a serious communicable disease.
An elderly diabetic patient's refusal take her medication causes serious concerns for her doctor.
A 43-year old patient reported calf pain which was diagnosed as a sports injury by her GP.