Botched operations performed by a single surgeon at a Yorkshire hospital, could end up costing the NHS over two million pounds in compensation.
The Yorkshire Post is reporting that the NHS has already paid out over a million pounds, to settle thirteen claims for medical negligence compensation against surgeon Manjit Bhamra but with a further sixty four new claims being lodged, the final total could rise to well over two million.
All of the cases relate to the time Mr. Bhamra spent working as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Rotherham General Hospital and mainly involve claims for allegedly botched hip, knee, elbow and shoulder operations, performed during the years 2005 to 2007.
Earlier this year the newspaper reported that the hospital had paid out £1,047,784 to affected patients, with amounts varying from £1,750 up to £500,000 with the hospital accepting liability in approximately fifty percent of the cases brought.
Mr. Bhamra has twice been investigated by the General Medical Council (GMC) but was cleared on both occasions, he is currently employed by the Wakefield based Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Mid Yorkshire’s Associate Medical Director, told the newspaper that the trust had no concerns over any aspect of Mr. Bhamra’s practice.