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Recent Press coverage has highlighted the plight of 217 patients of Mr Habib Rahman, an orthopaedic surgeon at Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull, Birmingham.
The 217 patients all had shoulder manipulation surgery and the concern is that it may have been carried out unnecessarily and that Mr Rahman wasn’t qualified to be carrying out that type of surgery. The patients have been offered an independent assessment by another orthopaedic surgeon, a process which is ongoing. There is also concern over a third surgeon, Mr Amir Salama over the shoulder surgeries he too has been carrying out.
History Repeating Itself
I worked on many of the cases of another Spire Parkway consultant, Mr Ian Paterson. Mr Paterson was a breast surgeon who was found to have carried out many hundreds of unnecessary and inappropriate surgeries. His case was so serious that he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The issues in these cases were complex and unimaginably horrific for the patients and victims. It is extremely worrying that this has happened again at the same hospital.
I am glad that Mr Paterson’s patients did eventually get justice even though it was a struggle. I sincerely hope that the patients of Mr Rahman are afforded the same.
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At MW Solicitors, Our Mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including those patients who may have been affected by this or other patient recalls.
Nisha Sharma is a specialist Clinical Negligence solicitor with a wealth of experience having previously acted for many women in the Ian Paterson litigation. Nisha can travel to see her clients wherever they may be based in the UK.