TMLEP Clinical Updates
TMLEP’s Clinical Updates are provided in order to raise awareness of clinical risk issues and to reduce incidence recurrence and improve patient safety. Facts have been anonymised to maintain data confidentiality, however learning points remain applicable.
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A Clinical Risk Case Study – Failure to recognise a Fistula in the Oesophagus30 November 2017
A complaint was raised that there was a failure to recognise a fistula in the patient’s oesophagus, resulting in food particles spilling over into the chest cavity causing the patient’s death.
A Clinical Risk Case Study – Failure to Diagnose and Treat Acute Angle Closure Attack leading on to develop Acute Glaucoma15 November 2017
A 65-year-old woman brought a claim against her Consultant Ophthalmologist for a failure to diagnose and treat acute angle closure attack appropriately, which resulted in progression of the condition to glaucoma that consequently lead to loss of vision in the left eye.
A Clinical Risk Case Study – Complications during a Caesarean Section02 November 2017
A 30-year-old woman who had had a previous caesarean section brought a claim against her Obstetrician & Gynaecologist for damaging her bladder, during her 2nd caesarean section.
Extravasation of Fluid in Anterior Thigh Compartment following Knee Arthroscopy: A Case Report highlighting the Duty of Candour13 October 2017
Knee arthroscopy is one of the common procedures performed in orthopaedic for a variety of pathologies. It is a safe day case procedure with relatively few complications.