There have been a number of reports in the press recently about investigations at the Spire Parkway Hospital and Heartlands Hospital in the West Midlands, and Spire Leeds Hospital in Leeds, into negligent surgery and treatment.
Slater and Gordon have been contacted by a number of individuals who believe they have suffered medical negligence as a result of negligent treatment or surgery and we are now investigating those cases further.
Slater and Gordon are experts in group actions against negligent surgeons, having represented individuals who suffered negligent treatment by former Spire Parkway surgeon, Ian Paterson.
We’ve set up this page, for those individuals who believe they have been affected by negligent surgery at the Spire Parkway Hospital and Heartlands Hospital in the West Midlands and Spire Leeds Hospital in Leeds, to register their interest. If you believe you or a loved one have suffered from negligent treatment or surgery at one of these hospitals, simply complete this ‘Register Your Interest’ form and one of our expert lawyers will be in touch with you.
Alternatively, read our helpful guide below.
Why have I received a recall letter?
If you’ve been recalled then you’ll have been identified as someone who may have undergone unnecessary, inadequate or inappropriate surgery or treatment. Often a recall of this size will be as a result of concerns being raised about the care of patients who have undergone similar surgeries or treatment to you within a set time period.
What will happen at the recall appointment?
Usually, you’ll be invited to attend an appointment to discuss your treatment. If your treatment has been reviewed then you’ll be advised of the outcome of this. You may also undergo a physical examination. Occasionally this appointment will take place by telephone.
If you have questions you wish to ask at the appointment, then it’s often sensible to write them down and take them in with you. Questions that you may wish to consider asking include:
You may also request a copy of the outcome of your review in writing so that you may refer to it at a later stage and digest the information in your own time.
If you’re anxious it may be possible to take a family member or friend in with you, but you should check before attending that this is allowed. If you’re unable to attend in person you may be able to get a copy of the review summary sent to you.
What do I do if I have concerns but haven’t received a recall letter?
If you’re not recalled, but you have concerns about the treatment you received, you can still contact Spire to ask them to consider whether your treatment was reasonable. You’re also entitled to request a copy of your medical records and you can still seek legal advice if you remain concerned about the treatment you received.
What should I do next?
If it’s found that the treatment you received was negligent then you’re entitled to make a claim for financial compensation for your injuries.
Being recalled is a stressful process, but a necessary one, if concerns are raised in relation to patient safety. Here at Slater and Gordon, we have a designated team who have experience of supporting patients through large scale litigation against both the public and private health sectors. Notably, we represented the patients of Mr Ian Paterson who also practised at Spire Parkway.