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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.
29 November 2012
A 50-year old woman was referred to a consultant general surgeon with a history of intermittent right upper quadrant pain. An ultrasound scan revealed gallstones and a shrunken gallbladder.
A patient claimed that her consultant ENT surgeon negligently injured her recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) during a thyroidectomy, leading to an RLN palsy.
The patient had been referred to a general surgeon by his GP because of a bulky recurrent left inguinal hernia.
A 48-year old woman was referred to a consultant gynaecologist when her GP was unable to remove her IUD. The consultant found a bulky uterus, cystocele and second degree prolapse. Also unable to remove the coil, he recommended a hysterectomy.
1 October 2012
Nine years after the event, a parent alleged that a GP failed to diagnose meningitis in her child. The GP had since died and the medical records had been destroyed.
1 August 2012
A 45-year old obese architect presented to her GP in 2003 with a pain behind her right knee
The patient, a woman in her 50s, was referred privately to the MDU member, a consultant neurosurgeon, with severe back pain. Although she had experienced back pain before, this was a new episode that began acutely after she had been gardening, which had included some heavy lifting.
Following a tonsillectomy at a specialist ENT unit, a 44-year old female patient was given a post-operative drug regime to control the severe pain associated with adult tonsillectomy.
A GP received a request from a solicitor asking her to confirm that a patient had testamentary capacity.
Is this elderly woman competent to make a decision after a traffic accident?