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Failure to diagnose and inaccurate record keeping
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • 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


Documentation, communication and coordination failures in community mental health service
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

The Commissioner has found both a psychiatrist and a DHB in breach of the Code for various documentation, communication, and service coordination failures in the care of a community mental health patient who committed suicide


Dental technician who practised outside his scope of practice has registration cancelled
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has cancelled the registration of a dental technician who provided and advertised services that were outside the dental technology scope of practice (including taking impressions and manufacturing dentures without a prescription) and who also practised dental technology without a current annual practising certificate


Director of Proceedings fails in appeal against HPDTdecision and penalty
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

Both the Director of Proceedings and a general practitioner have had their appeals against a decision of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal dismissed


Substandard care, poor judgement and inadequate documentation result in breach findings
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

A rest home and two registered nurses have been found in breach of the Code, following an investigation into the care provided to a 93 year old man


Cancellation of GP's registration confirmed after rehearing
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

Following the High Court's decision in Vatsyayann v PCC 2012 NZHC 1138, the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has reheard and reconsidered the penalty to be imposed on a general practitioner who was found guilty of professional misconduct


Nurse referred to director of proceedings for administering incorrect medication and failing to report her error
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 10 2012

During a patient's hospital admission, a registered nurse noticed that the medications listed on a patient's medication sheet did not match the medications logged in the Pyxis medicines administration system


District Court finds delayed caesarean amounted to medical error
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 9 2011

The District Court has overturned ACC's decision to decline cover for brain injury at birth caused by feto-maternal haemorrhage and consequent hypoxia