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Articles and features 30/06/2021

Whose responsibility is it anyway?

Whose responsibility is it anyway?

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The nature of teamworking in theatre can make it difficult to identify liabilities in the event of a claim. Dr Emma Green, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at some of the common causes of claims in this area and what can make them complicated

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Articles and features 19/01/2021

Data breaches – are you covered?

Data breaches – are you covered?

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Data breaches are a common cause of claims but the indemnity issues surrounding them can be complex. Dr Dawn McGuire, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at a case and explains more.

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Case report 13/11/2020

Alleged failure to investigate chest pain

Alleged failure to investigate chest pain

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A GP faces a clinical negligence claim on the grounds of failure to undertake cardiac-related investigations. This case report looks at how MPS successfully sought mediation as an alternative form of dispute resolution, avoiding formal court proceedings.

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Case report 13/11/2020

Delayed diagnosis of renal disease leads to claim

Delayed diagnosis of renal disease leads to claim

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Patient facing kidney transplant or lifelong dialysis makes a negligence claim against GPs and hospital following delayed referral to nephrology and failure to recognise her underlying renal condition. This case report looks at where clinicians went wrong, and explains how MPS managed to settle the case for a moderate sum that was substantially less than the original request.

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Articles and features 16/09/2020

COVID-19: Delayed referrals and medicolegal disputes

COVID-19: Delayed referrals and medicolegal disputes

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Dr James Thorpe, Senior Medical Educator at Medical Protection, looks at why the UK Government should prioritise the clearing of referrals backlogs due to COVID-19

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Case report 11/10/2019

A retained swab

A retained swab

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Basic safety checks were overlooked in this incident, which saw a claim against a consultant gynaecologist.

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Articles and features 16/08/2019

Medical Protection successfully defends GP practice in fatal sepsis case

Medical Protection successfully defends GP practice in fatal sepsis case

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Medical Protection litigation solicitor Suzanne Tate looks at a claim involving a missed diagnosis of sepsis and the work of Medical Protection in successfully defending seven GP members

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Case report 18/07/2019

An early presentation

An early presentation

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Baby T was eight weeks old when his mother brought him to his GP’s morning surgery. His mother had become increasingly concerned about his general irritability and frequent crying episodes, which lasted up to two hours. These had become apparent over the past three days, not settling with breast feeding.

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