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Bowel mesh surgery at North Bristol NHS Trust

Bowel mesh surgery under Surgeon Anthony Dixon should not have been offered For over two years now concern has been expressed regarding post-surgical complications following surgery undertaken at Bristol’s Southmead and Spire hospitals by surgeon, Mr Anthony Dixon. Mr Dixon has been suspended while surgical issues have been investigated by...

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Doctor discharged for surgical error

A doctor who mistakenly removed a patient’s testicle before disposing of it and not telling the patient has been struck off by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (“MPTS”). Dr Marwan Farouk was supposed to remove a cyst close to the testicle at the BMI Chiltern Hospital in Buckinghamshire, but the...

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Damages following negligent Patellofemoral Resurfacing

Patellofemoral Resurfacing (partial knee replacement) and a total knee replacement Case Report: Mrs B –v- Dr Prakash and Mr Turner Kerry Fifield; Partner at Clarke Willmott, was instructed to act on behalf of the Claimant under the terms of her BTE insurance policy in November 2010. The Claimant underwent a...

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Individual surgical performance data is published

Surgical performance data published The first set of surgical performance data was published on Friday (28 June 2013) on vascular surgery, as paving the way for the publication of performance statistics for many areas of surgery over the next few weeks and months. Is this a great step forward for...

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Damages recovered for temporary nerve damage following surgery

Case report: B v Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust Damages: £10,850 Vanessa Harris was instructed by the Claimant following laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in July 2009. Following the surgery the Claimant experienced a loss of sensation in her right arm. The symptoms gradually improved over a period of a year. The...

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Orthopaedics part 3 – Foot surgery, orthopaedics and compensation claims

Common medical issues in orthopaedic compensation claims Another common area of Orthopaedic treatment concerns bunions (known medically as “hallux valgus”). Where bunions occur, toes overlap and become painful, affecting a person’s ability to walk normally or even wear normal footwear. The more severe cases lead to referred pain in the...

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Orthopaedics – Part 2: Claims involving medical negligence and infection following surgery

Keyhole surgery and compensation for infections Whenever a foreign body is introduced surgically, there is the potential for infection to develop. Generally speaking, an infection after knee or hip replacement is a recognised complication of surgery and is not itself attributable to negligence. The infection can be relatively minor (surgical...

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Orthopaedics – Part 1: hospital negligence and claims

Importance of prosthetics in hospital compensation claims An increasingly common area of hospital negligence concerns the treatment of orthopaedic injuries and conditions. With an ageing population, many of us will be more active into our twilight years than our ancestors. As a result, our joints will wear out through natural...

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