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Tribunal accepts that medication errors will happen but disciplines nurse for failing to report
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • September 23 2013

While working on a busy ward, a nurse accidentally administered the wrong medications to a patient without the appropriate checks. The nurse soon


Legal update - Maternity care under scrutiny
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • October 13 2016

Maternity services have encountered a flurry of media attention following the release of a University of Otago study which compared birth outcomes


Inadequate training, disrespectful treatment and poor record keeping
  • Buddle Findlay
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

In a case that demonstrates the importance of providing adequate training to community support workers, a residential care facility and two community


Communicating about communication
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

In a recent opinion, the Health and Disability Commissioner highlighted the importance of talking to residents and their families about their


Insufficient communication about need to take trial dose of medication before discharge
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 6 2013

The Health and Disability Commissioner has found a DHB in breach of the Code after a doctor failed to make it clear that his patient needed to take a


Nurse prescribed medications without authority
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 28 2012

A nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for prescribing Maxolon and Paramax for a pregnant patient without authority to do so


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


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