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Management of a sports injury

A patient made a claim against an MDU orthopaedic surgeon after they suffered complications following operations to treat their acromioclavicular joint dislocation.

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Guide

Foundation year doctors and criminal matters

Recent cases have raised concerns among foundation doctors that their work might lead them to be involved in a criminal investigation. In fact, such cases are rare.

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News

NICE quality standard on Lyme disease

NICE has developed a quality standard for the diagnosis and management of Lyme disease in the UK.

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Case study

Delayed referral

An MDU member faced a claim alleging that a delay in referral led to a patient's death from severe aortic stenosis.

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Case study

Delayed diagnosis of rectal cancer

The MDU was able to help a GP member who faced a claim from the family of a patient who died after being diagnosed with a rare colorectal carcinoma.

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Case study

Dislocation of cannula during cataract operation

An ophthalmologist turned to the MDU for help after a patient claimed they had been negligent when securing a cannula during a cataract operation.

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Case study

Consent issues around fitting of IUS

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.

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Case study

Management of a sports injury

A patient made a claim against an MDU orthopaedic surgeon after they suffered complications following operations to treat their acromioclavicular joint dislocation.

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Case study

Missed hip fracture

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.

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