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Clinical Negligence
Personal Injury
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

Breast cancer cases are the largest single group leading to allegations of misconduct or negligence. Why is this? In this podcast Dr Elisabeth Macdonald, Consultant Emeritus at Guys Hospital London provides an expert perspective on medical negligence and delay in diagnosis of breast cancer. She explains the most common issues leading to allegations of negligence in cases of cancer, the scope of the problem and some of the most common diagnoses before highlighting some of the major pitfalls in managing cases.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the most common themes in oncology medical negligence cases;
  • Appreciate the scope of the problem;
  • Be aware of the most common diagnoses in settled claims;
  • Understand what types of problems lead to litigation;
  • Understand how side-effects of treatment can cause problems;
  • Know what might give rise to “False Negative” diagnosis;
  • Understand how a cancer can be wrongly diagnosed;
  • Appreciate the contributory role poor communication can play in these cases;
  • Have gained an expert witnesses perspective on how lawyers ought to deal with medical negligence cases involving cancer.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Practical Guide
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In this CPDcast, Dr Elisabeth Macdonald, Consultant Emeritus at Guys Hospital London provides an expert perspective on medical negligence and delay in diagnosis of breast cancer.

Date Recorded: 18th April 2012

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