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These case studies, based on MDU files, provide a valuable opportunity for shared learning across a wide range of specialties and situations, as well as illustrating how we offer assistance to our members when they need it most.
A patient brought a claim against an MDU GP member alleging failure to assess and refer her for an injury to her thigh, leading in turn to a delayed diagnosis of a partial tear of her right quadriceps.
A patient in his 40s with a long history of low back pain was referred to a highly experienced orthopaedic spinal surgeon, an MDU member.
A patient with a long history of ischaemic heart disease, renal failure and diabetes presented to his GP with symptoms of chronic peripheral vascular disease.
A consultant member contacted the MDU’s advice line about a female patient she had operated on some months earlier.
A woman in her 70s underwent a total right hip replacement, and was discharged two days after surgery with surgical stockings and a prescription for rivaroxaban.
A patient in his late 40s saw an independent MDU GP member for a DVLA assessment in 2002.
A consultant surgeon called the MDU advice line. She intended to retire in several months.
A patient attended a practice phlebotomist for a blood test for rubella antibodies.
A patient attended his GP complaining of rectal bleeding, which he’d been experiencing on and off for the past year.
A patient developed a pre-Achilles tendon bursitis and was referred for a steroid injection.
A 58-year old man brought a claim against his GP for failings in the management of his right knee injury, resulting in the delayed diagnosis of an acute meniscal tear.
A GP member received a letter from solicitors instructed by a patient who had attended the surgery three years earlier.
A consultant in elderly care medicine contacted the MDU advice line.