Written by

Christian Beadell - Partner, Head of Strategy and Legal Operations

Patient Claim Line Head of medical negligence, Christian Beadell believes the Habib Rahman Spire Hospital scandal is rocking patient trust. Rikki has been keeping abreast of developments involving Spire Healthcare’s review of orthopaedic surgeon, Habib Rahman.

In light of new allegations, the private healthcare provider has recalled over 200 patients in writing over fears of clinical negligence.

Investigations into evasive and “unnecessary” surgery

An investigation into Rahman’s surgeries first came to light after a 52-year-old patient received a letter inviting her to a meeting at the hospital.

Patient X underwent two procedures in 2017 after she developed carpal tunnel syndrome,

Unfortunately, neither of the operations were successful.

Patient X then met with the hospital and was told by another orthopaedic surgeon that both procedures had been unnecessary.

Furthermore, her care should have been undertaken in the outpatient’s department.

Negligent surgery; knowing where to turn

Since then, Spire has reached out to all 217 individuals operated on by Rahman.

Should they choose, they will receive a consultation with an independent surgeon to assess their recovery.

Christian acknowledges that for the patients and families affected, knowing where to turn can be the first step towards justice.

Mr Rahman’s full licence was withdrawn in June 2019 and he is currently under investigation by the General Medical Council.

Of the many allegations against the surgeon, “unnecessary and inappropriate” surgery leads the charges.

If you feel as though you have suffered any medical negligence in relation to surgery, then please visit our negligent surgery claims page to find out more information

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