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19 June 2019
An ophthalmologist turned to the MDU for help after a patient claimed they had been negligent when securing a cannula during a cataract operation.
The MDU successfully supported a doctor through a claim resulting from a dispute over whether consent had been obtained during the fitting of an IUS.
A patient made a claim against an MDU orthopaedic surgeon after they suffered complications following operations to treat their acromioclavicular joint dislocation.
A patient alleged that an MDU GP's examination was inadequate and they failed to refer for an X-ray, leading to a hip fracture being missed and a subsequent total hip replacement.
The MDU was able to advise a GP about a parental responsibility issue involving the stepfather of a young epileptic patient.
A confidentiality question arose after an MDU member was asked to disclose information about a patient who potentially posed a threat to a public figure.
After a healthcare assistant was frightened by a patient's assistance dog, a GP at the same practice called the MDU to ask if they could refuse entry to the animal on the basis of hygiene or patient safety.
A specialty doctor had a job offer at another hospital withdrawn, and spoke to the MDU's advice line to ask if she had a right to see the reference written about her by a colleague.
16 July 2018
The MDU defended a GP member in a high value case concerning an alleged failure to refer to hospital for suspected endocarditis.
A 40-year old man brought a claim against his GP for an alleged failure to refer him for suspected testicular cancer