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17 December 2010
This is a highly unusual case involving rival requests for a patient’s death certificate.
16 December 2010
The patient was a 46-year old man with a history of recurrent low back pain. He had a severe attack six months before and had had an x-ray which showed some degenerative changes. He consulted his GP, an MDU member, complaining of left leg pain and some numbness.
A lump in the breast diagnosed as a benign sebaceous cyst turned out to be an invasive ductal carcinoma. The MDU successfully defended the GP member, proving that any delay in diagnosis did not affect the outcome.
A patient with a history of indigestion and hypertension alleged that her GP had negligently failed to diagnose heart disease. She later had a heart attack.
An MDU member was accused of failing to establish whether the patient was pregnant before proceeding with diagnostic laparoscopy.
15 December 2010
A patient claimed £80,000 against two GPs whom she alleged had failed to diagnose tubo-ovarian abscesses.
6 December 2010
This case concerns a young man who tragically died of testicular cancer at just 25 years of age. He initially saw his GP complaining of a lump in his scrotum. Two years later, he developed a tumour in his right testicle. Before his death, he brought a claim for clinical negligence against the GP.
A 60-year old male patient was referred privately to our member, an experienced consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon, for investigation of debilitating coccydynia.
A patient brought a claim against a gynaecologist for alleged negligence in performing a termination which resulted in hysterectomy.
Routine knee surgery left a patient with numbness in the lower leg and foot drop. She brought a claim alleging failure to warn of potential common peroneal nerve damage – a known complication of meniscal repair surgery.