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Guide

Aspects of the clinical negligence legal process explained

Your guide to understanding the processes and procedures of a claim once it is underway.

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Guide

Background to litigation

Receiving a claim can be confusing, especially if you're unfamiliar with the procedures and terminology. Our guide will help you understand the litigation process.

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Guide

Notification of a claim: what to send us

If you approach us for assistance with a claim, we'll ask you for specific documents and information.

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Guide

Fitness to practise procedures

If your fitness to practise is ever investigated by the GMC, understanding what to expect can make all the difference. Our detailed guide to the process will tell you what you need to know.

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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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