Following the initial allegations of alleged malpractice against former consultant Daniel Hay, the Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist investigation went on to inform more women of their potential involvement in the ongoing review of his patients. To date, the doctor has reportedly been found to have “unnecessarily harmed” 8 women who had undergone significant surgery under his care.
Further developments emerged toward the end of 2020 that reportedly pushed up the total to 382 of the gynaecologist’s former patients being implicated in the investigation. It is understood that the majority of these women reportedly have no need to worry about immediate health concerns, according to the trust. However, given the length of his service at the hospital, we would not be surprised if the investigation further widened as it already has done so far.
Any women who have suffered at the hands of the gynaecologist may be eligible to claim compensation if negligence has been involved. If more victims should be identified, we are here to help them pursue recompense for the harm inflicted upon them, and eligible clients can benefit from No Win, No Fee legal representation.
Precautionary treatment reviews
When the Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist investigation first came to the public’s attention in April 2020, it was reportedly confirmed that Daniel Hay was no longer working at the trust in question. As such, the investigation has taken the form of a retrospective review of the consultant’s practices preceding June 2018, which is understood to be when he left the hospital.
The latest women to be considered by the investigation were all reported to be outpatients at Ripley Hospital in Derbyshire, with the dates being between April 2017 and July 2018. The director at the head of the review, Dr Magnus Harrison, is understood to have insisted that no specific suspicions have led to the involvement of another clinic, but such pre-emptive measures are clearly required to make sure no one has, or could, potentially come to harm.
Medical negligence claims and the Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist investigation
As patients, we all invest our trust in medical professionals, so the effects can be devastating when this trust is broken. At the Medical Negligence Lawyers, we are here to help anyone affected by mistreatment or malpractice, and we can help by pursuing a claim for compensation.
In the case of the Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist investigation, patients may be eligible to claim compensation if they receive confirmation from the hospital that they suffered harm due to Daniel Hay’s treatment. If direct medical causation can be established, compensation claims could then become viable. If you are eligible, then you may be able to claim for any pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused as a result of the negligent treatment, all on a No Win, No Fee basis.
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At the Medical Negligence Lawyers, we support clients through every step of the claim process, as we know this can be a traumatic time for the victims. We have represented many victims of clinical malpractice, and we have pursued claims for patients who have suffered negligence from an array of medical matters. As such, we know how sensitive these matters can be.
We can offer No Win, No Fee representation to eligible clients so there is no need to pay a penny of our legal fees if the claim is not successful, subject to the agreed terms and conditions in place. If you wish to enquire about a medical negligence claim, call us for free, no-obligation advice today, or fill in one of our call-back forms now.
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