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These case studies, based on MDU members' real-life experiences, provide a valuable opportunity for shared learning across a wide range of specialties and situations, as well as illustrating how we offer assistance to members when they need it most.
The MDU defended a GP member in a high value case concerning an alleged failure to refer to hospital for suspected endocarditis.
A middle-aged male patient complaining of pain in his left groin attended a general surgeon after being referred by his GP.
A 40-year old man brought a claim against his GP for an alleged failure to refer him for suspected testicular cancer.
A patient in his late 30s presented to an MDU GP member complaining of a cough that had lasted for two weeks.
A patient brought a claim against a GP member alleging delayed diagnosis and failure to identify breast cancer.
A patient brought a claim against an MDU member more than two years after having surgery.
A patient with a known right inguinal hernia was seen at an out-of-hours GP unit by an MDU member.
A GP had been seeing a patient with known mental health issues and a previous history of assaulting a third party.
A GP partner called the MDU advice line following the death of a patient.
A GP called the MDU advice line after having a difficult conversation with the coroner's officer.