An NHS surgeon is being investigated after the deaths of three women due to alleged botched gynaecology surgery. The gynaecologist is also being investigated for 100 cases of serious injury as well as one allegation of sexual assault. Nearly 100 women are planning legal action against Rod Irvine for a range of claims including surgery on the wrong part of the body, delayed cancer diagnosis and punctured organs.
The consultant also faces a criminal investigation due to the sexual assault allegations. Mr Irvine is being investigated for his treatment of women across several hospitals over a two year period leading investigators to claim that they have ‘never came across anything like this before’.
There are also claims that the consultant intimidated some patients and made inappropriate comments to some women. Mr Irvine was suspended in November 2012 from Queen Mary’s Hospital in South-East London where he is primarily based. The claims came to light during a routine audit of his operations and the NHS followed up by writing to 2,000 female patients explaining that they were carrying out a review of patients treated by the surgeon between 2010 and 2012.
One case involved a woman who should have been given a hysterectomy because it was discovered that she was suffering from a serious condition during surgery for a fibroid removal. However, the woman later died after developing a blood clot which travelled to her lung. The investigation continues.
Cases of medical negligence
Medical negligence can occur when a doctor, surgeon or other medical professional has made a very serious mistake when caring for you. This could be a misdiagnosis, a failure to diagnose or a failure to correctly treat an illness. You may also suffer complications due to a delay in treatment or a delay in diagnosis.
There are also cases of administration errors which have led to patients’ suffering unnecessarily. The cases above relate to botched surgery which can have a devastating effect on your life and can cause long-term pain and further surgery. If you have suffered from botched gynaecology surgery or botched surgery of any kind, you could be entitled to compensation.
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