The new allegations concern the care that patients received from a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Habib Rahman, following an investigation by the Royal College of Surgeons. The care is thought to have been provided to private patients and not his NHS patients. However, some of these patients may have been referred to the Spire Hospital through the NHS. It is understood that he continues to work within the NHS under ‘interim restrictions’.
Letters have been sent to patients who received shoulder manipulation surgery under general anaesthetic from Mr Rahman, asking them to make contact with the hospital to make an appointment with an independent orthopaedic surgeon to assess whether the care they received from Mr Rahman was appropriate.
Carol Simpson, partner and head of clinical negligence at Graysons, would encourage anyone who believes they have received care from Mr Rahman to contact our dedicated enquiry team, using the contact details below, to obtain legal advice.
Similarly, should you or a family member believe you have received inadequate medical treatment and have suffered a significant injury as a result, please do not hesitate to contact Graysons’ specialist medical/clinical negligence solicitors. Our experts will discuss the merits of your potential case and advise you on the strength of it. We will also discuss your funding options and, if we take on your case, we can offer you a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement.
You can find out more about making a medical negligence claim on our web pages.
Author: Carol Simpson, partner and head of medical negligence.