Spire Healthcare recalls shoulder op patients

12 October 2022

Patients of Mr Mian Munawar Shah will now be recalled by Spire Healthcare, The BBC reports.

It comes just two weeks after Walsall Manor Hospital announced it was recalling 600 NHS patients who underwent shoulder surgery performed by the orthopaedic surgeon.

Shoosmiths client, Joanne Aldridge, was left without proper use of her arm after by surgery carried out by Mr Shah.

Joanne had a tennis elbow release which Mr Shah performed by keyhole surgery privately at Spire Little Aston Hospital on 26 April 2010.

Following the surgery Joanne was found to have suffered a complete tear in her radial nerve. Nick Tubb, partner in the Serious Injury team in our Birmingham office handled a successful compensation claim for Joanne.

The BBC reports today that Spire Healthcare would not confirm how many patients would be recalled and that it had begun to contact patients who had particular treatments with the surgeon.

Nick Tubb, clinical negligence partner at Shoosmiths said today: “We are deeply concerned to have heard that private patients of Mr Shah will now be recalled.

“We are already investigating claims on behalf of concerned patients of both Mr Shah, as well as the ongoing claims over Mr Paterson, who also operated within Spire Healthcare hospitals.

“Spire clearly has questions to answer over patient safety and whether this has again been compromised.

“Given the history of Paterson and Rahman, and now two other doctors, we are concerned about the level of clinical governance.

“We urge anyone who has been operated on Mr Shah to come forward for help and support from our expert specialist team here at Shoosmiths.”



This information is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that specific professional advice is sought before acting on any of the information given. © Shoosmiths LLP 2024

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