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Hospital agrees to £1m clinical negligence claims

Hospital agrees to £1m clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence compensation totalling more than £1 million has been awarded to patients who suffered injuries due to the poor practice of a surgeon in Yorkshire.

According to the Yorkshire Post, Rotherham Hospital - an institution managed by the Rotherham Foundation NHS Trust - has agreed to settle damages claims from ten people after admitting liability for errors made by orthopaedic specialist Manjit Bhamra.

It is now alleged by a further 85 people that they were treated unsatisfactorily by the professional during his two-year stint at the hospital between 2005 and 2007, meaning more clinical negligence compensation sums may yet have to be agreed.

Mr Bhamra now works for the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and has received the full backing of his employers, for whom he has operated since January 2008.

Tim Hendra, medical director at the organisation, told the news source: "We have no concerns about Mr Bhamra's current clinical practice."

Contact our clinical negligence solicitors on 0800 916 9049 or email enquiries@rjw.co.uk if you would like advice on any medical negligence matter

Posted by Chris Stevenson