It has come to light that a grandfather paid thousands for a private bowel operation that was not needed – and the surgeon who performed the operation was then struck off.
Dr Anjan Kumar Banerjee performed the operation in 1998 for Mr Ken Taylor. Mr Taylor had suffered bowel problems and Dr Banerjee told him he had cancer. He told Mr Taylor that it woul be a long wait on the NHS so Mr Taylor paid to go private. The operation was supposed to be an exploratory one, but Dr Banerjee removed Mr Taylor’s colon instead. He then informed Mr Taylor he would need a further operation the next year. A third operation was only halted because Dr Banerjee was suspended. Mr Taylor only found out when he was on his way in for the surgery.
Dr Banerjee has been allowed back onto the medical register and has been awarded an MBE, which he has decided to give back. The struck off doctor has been involved in several incidents that have come to light, including falsifying research. He was struck off for a total of five years.
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It is hard to imagine anyone having a serious operation when there was no need to have it done in the first place. If you believe you have been severely mistreated and you have evidence that negligence played a part in your medical treatment, you should seek professional legal advice from a lawyer experienced in compensation cases as soon as you can. They will evaluate your case to see whether compensation is warranted. Accidents can happen but these cases are far from being accidents, and they can cause both mental and physical distress and harm.
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Source: Bedfordshire News
Date Published: August 21, 2014
Author: David Brown