Since the Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist investigation was revealed, the Group Action Lawyers has anticipated news of further women being added to the list of affected patients.
In December 2020, 110 more women were reportedly informed of their involvement in the inquiry so our suspicions have, unfortunately, been confirmed.
The allegations surrounding obstetrics and gynaecology consultant Daniel Hay first came to light amid a statement from the Royal Derby Hospital which revealed that eight women had been “unnecessarily harmed” by the doctor. At that point, the hospital had contacted 136 women regarding a review of their treatment, with fears that the number of patients harmed may rise. Now, the number of patients involved in the investigation stands at 382.
Concern over further victims in the Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist investigation
The executive medical director at the hospital, Dr Magnus Harrison, was keen to stress that the latest women added to the investigation should feel no immediate fears for their health, as their addition is said to be precautionary. Nevertheless, many women are in a difficult, limbo position in which they are unsure whether a lapse of care has affected them.
If the Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist investigation does identify further victims suffered actual harm, we foresee that these patients may also be eligible for compensation.
The hospital has yet to confirm that further women have been harmed, but our experience of similar issues and cases means that we would not be surprised to learn of further mistreatment with wide-reaching effects. As such, though we hate to predict further negligence, the Group Action Lawyers are here to help any further victims claim compensation for any harm done to them.
Medical negligence and group action lawsuits
In a medical negligence lawsuit, claimants can seek compensation for General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity. They can also pursue Special Damages that can cover any financial losses or expenses, which could include lost earnings or the cost of further medical treatment.
In cases where several or many patients are mistreated by the same doctor, or are affected by a wider problem at the same hospital, the medical negligence claims can be filed in a group action case against the common Defendant. This may apply for anyone affected by the Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist investigation issues.
At the Group Action Lawyers, we have many years of experience in combining our group action law and medical negligence claims expertise. Even where a formal group action does not take place, we can take cases forward as part of multi-party actions where singular cases are pursued in any event.
Our experience is broad. We have helped victims of disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson, who caused harm to patients through unnecessary surgery, to claim compensation for their suffering. Our experience also includes the international PIP breast implant scandal of 2012, in which 400,000 women were affected by faulty implants. We have settled many cases as part of the group actions and have recovered circa £1.3m in compensation for victims so far.
Claiming with the Group Action Lawyers
Do not hesitate to call us for advice now if you have been notified of any mistreatment in this issue.
When a medical expert breaches their duty of care, you can have a right to claim compensation for any harm that they have caused you. If you have been affected by the Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist investigation, we may be able to help you.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Matt on February 02, 2021
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