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Failure to diagnose and inaccurate record keeping

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • New Zealand
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  • December 21 2010

The Health and Disability Commissioner has found a general practitioner in breach of the Code for failing to appropriately manage and investigate a patient's iron deficiency and failing to diagnose the patient's bowel cancer

Director of proceedings appears at inquest

  • Buddle Findlay
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • December 21 2010

A patient's colon was perforated during a laparoscopic cholecyscectomy

Cancellation and $85,000 costs for midwife found guilty of professional misconduct

  • Buddle Findlay
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • December 21 2010

A midwife found guilty of six charges of professional misconduct has had her registration cancelled and has been censured and ordered to pay $85,000 in costs

Doctor suspended for practising without practising cerificate and when suspended

  • Buddle Findlay
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • March 22 2011

A doctor has been suspended, censured, and ordered to pay costs for undertaking medical examinations and blood tests ("insurance medicals") at times when he did not hold a current practising certificate, in breach of conditions imposed on an interim certificate subsequently issued, and during a period of suspension ordered by the Tribunal

Practising without a current practising cerificate

  • Buddle Findlay
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • March 22 2011

The Tribunal has found a urologist guilty of practising without a current APC, guilty of failing to comply with conditions imposed on his scope of practice, and guilty of professional misconduct for failing to provide a patient with an appropriate standard of care

Doctor guilty of professional misconduct for breach of patient confidentiality

  • Buddle Findlay
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • March 22 2011

The Tribunal has found a doctor guilty of professional misconduct for breaching a patient's right to confidentiality by inappropriately accessing the patient's mental health records, disclosing the fact of the patient's involuntary admission to hospital to a mutual friend, and disclosing details of the admission when giving evidence in support of her partner at a Family Court guardianship hearing

Doctor disciplined for forging prescriptions

  • Buddle Findlay
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • March 22 2011

A young doctor was convicted of two offences against the Crimes Act 1961 for making false documents (prescription forms) to obtain property (Sibrutramine capsules

Midwife failed to recognise and react to symptoms of unwellness

  • Buddle Findlay
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • March 22 2011

A woman, 37 weeks into her first pregnancy, called her midwife and Lead Maternity Carer complaining of vomiting, and was assessed as having a "tummy upset"

Doctor posed a threat to public safety by lying about qualifications

  • Buddle Findlay
  • -
  • New Zealand
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  • March 22 2011

A doctor falsely claimed that he had passed certain UK examinations in his application for a position as a trainee in Anaesthesia and, a year later, lied to his training officer about passing College exams and provided a forged letter as "proof" of this claim

Doctor's conviction for objectionable material results in suspension

  • Buddle Findlay
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • May 9 2011

A doctor has been suspended for 9 months following a finding by the Tribunal that his convictions on 6 charges of possession of objectionable material (including sexual abuse images of girls between 12 and 14 years) reflected adversely on his fitness to practise