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Compensation claimed for incorrectly performed pinnaplasty

On 27 November 2006 the Claimant was seen in the plastic surgery clinic, aged seven. It was noted that he had prominent ears and was a suitable to have his ears pinned back. The risks of surgery were explained to his parents and the surgery was performed on 27 March...

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Clarke Willmott successfully claim compensation for clinical negligence following cosmetic procedure

Damages obtained for client left with permanent scarring to her nose On 28 October 2019 Mrs K saw the Defendant. She had been treated by him previously in 2011 for spots around her mouth and then in February 2016 for spots on her nose. The spots came back again on...

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Inquiry report published into Ian Paterson, Breast Surgeon

The long awaited report into breast surgeon Ian Paterson has been published today following an Inquiry chaired by Bishop Graham James. Why was the Inquiry set up? Over a long career, Mr Paterson had undertaken breast surgery on patients which was found later to have been either inadequate or unnecessary....

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Private medical care and patient safety

Fit for purpose? With NHS resources stretched to breaking point, more and more patients are seeking care in the private medical sector. Some have the benefit of workplace medical insurance, pay individual premiums to insurers or can afford to fund the care themselves. There has long been concern that this...

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Spire Parkway Solihull Hospital sees second major patient recall

The findings of the independent inquiry into convicted breast surgeon Ian Paterson who worked at the private Spire Parkway Hospital, Solihull are imminent with the report due in early February 2020. It has therefore come as a surprise and shock that another group of patients whose care was under the...

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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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