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Case report 11/08/2022

Sympathectomy claim centered around consent

Sympathectomy claim centered around consent

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Thirty-year-old Mr P had suffered from facial and palmar hyperhidrosis and blushing since he was fourteen. Over the years, he had tried various over-the-counter remedies and a period of psychotherapy with no success. Although he had learned to live with his condition to some extent, he found it socially inhibiting and believed that it was preventing him from progressing in his career as an accountant.

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Corneal graft surgery leads to claim

Corneal graft surgery leads to claim

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Mr M, a 45-year-old lawyer with a substantial income, consulted Dr L, an ophthalmologist, for the management of deteriorating keratoconus. He had become intolerant of contact lenses and was experiencing visual difficulties. His right eye had a corneal scar secondary to severe keratoconus, and he had keratoconus forme fruste in his left eye. Visual acuity was 6/20 in the right eye and 6/12 in the left eye.

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Case report 22/07/2022

Medical Protection offers advice and support to Interested Person

Medical Protection offers advice and support to Interested Person

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Dr Lucy Hanington, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, recalls a case in which an NHS consultant was called as ‘Interested Person’ by the coroner’s office.

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Case report 22/07/2022

Conflicts and criticism in inquests

Conflicts and criticism in inquests

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Dr Lucy Hanington, Medicolegal Consultant, details a case which demonstrate how having separate representation via Medical Protection can help during inquest proceedings.

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Case report 21/07/2022

Anorexia case leads to inquest

Anorexia case leads to inquest

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Eating disorders can be complex conditions for clinicians to manage. Dr Emma Davies, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at a case of anorexia that resulted in our member being called to an inquest.

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Case report 14/07/2022

GMC investigation triggered by the death of a patient

GMC investigation triggered by the death of a patient

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An NHS consultant physician is the subject of a criminal and GMC investigation following the death of a patient with multiple organ failure. By Dr Beth Walker, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection.

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Case report 20/06/2022

Criminal case dismissed thanks to Medical Protection discretion

Criminal case dismissed thanks to Medical Protection discretion

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A criminal investigation has been dismissed against a Medical Protection member, in a recent case that also underlined the value of our discretionary indemnity.

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Case report 08/09/2021

Mastering great communication

Mastering great communication

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Ivy Grove Surgery in Derbyshire made the headlines in April with an extensive and honest open letter to their patients. But for the practice partners, it’s only one part of their wider strategy on communicating with patients. Gareth Gillespie, Editor of Practice Matters, spoke to the surgery about what drives their approach.

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