Mr Habib Rahman, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, had his clinics and surgeries at Spire Parkway suspended and subsequently withdrawn last year following a review into his practise by the Royal College of Surgeons.
Spire Healthcare, the operator of the Solihull based private hospital Spire Parkway, has sent a recall letter to 217 patients whom Mr Rahman has treated due to concerns that he carried out unnecessary surgeries.
At this time, it is understood that there has been no reason to be concerned with the care and treatment provided by Mr Rahman at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
We would echo Spire Healthcare’s statement: “We would encourage patients who have received a letter to follow up on our offer of a free review by an independent specialist to ensure their care has been as expected.”
If you have received a letter inviting you to attend an independent consultation to assess your post-operative shoulder recovery or feel you have been affected, or should be recalled, because you have received treatment or surgery by Mr Habib Rahman at the Spire Parkway in the West Midlands we should be happy to discuss this further with you as to whether you may bring a claim against him or be entitled to compensation.
We have a history of successfully representing patients in group actions of this kind such as surgeons Mr Ian Paterson and Mr Arunkalaivanan in the West Midlands.
Commenting on the news Catherine Leong, a specialist medical negligence solicitor, said:
“Unacceptably more than 200 patients have potentially suffered unnecessary or inappropriate shoulder surgery by an orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Habib Rahman at the Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull. This is incredibly concerning as Rahman committed these offences at the same hospital as Dr Ian Patterson, which begs the question, are the appropriate checks and balances in place to prevent unnecessary and/or inappropriate surgery still taking place there?
We successfully acted for several Patterson’s victims and it’s essential to understand why these two individuals were able to carry out improper surgical techniques and unnecessary surgeries that potentially will have caused harm to patients – many of which have suffered life-changing injuries as a result.
Given that the surgery was unnecessary or inappropriate, both NHS and privately paying patients will likely be out-of-pocket by several thousands of pounds due to treatment costs and/or loss of earnings. More than likely, they will have suffered a delay in receiving the appropriate care. Attending the independent consultation will at least assess what impact any treatment received has had and furthermore evaluate any existing symptoms. Patients can expect to be advised what, if any, treatment is recommended going forward.”