In April 2020, an investigation into a gynaecologist at the Royal Derby Hospital reportedly found that at least eight women had been ‘unnecessarily harmed’ by the consultant. In the wake of further reviews over recent years, the Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist investigation is now understood to involve some 382 patients who were said to have been under the care of Daniel Hay, which was another 110 women being contacted by the hospital in addition to those who had already been contacted.
Sadly, we are unsurprised to find that the list of potentially affected women has grown as the investigation goes on, and there is no telling how many more women may be brought into the review of Daniel Hay’s patients. At The Injury Lawyers, we are here to help any women who might have been affected by harmful treatments, as we know how distressing such news must be.
Ongoing treatment reviews
Since the developments and the updates reported, the Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist investigation has been looking into whether there are any further alleged victims of unnecessary harm. The hospital previously asserted that they are only making precautionary contact with previous patients of Daniel Hay to assure them that their treatment is being looked into, so being contacted does not mean negligence has occurred. However, as a number of women were found to have suffered harm after undergoing major surgical procedures, including a hysterectomy, it is understandable that many other women may be fearing for their own health.
Fortunately, it has at least been confirmed that Hay is no longer working for the trust, but his time at the hospital means he crossed paths with large numbers of patients. Cases will need to be looked into to make sure that no one has suffered as a result of any potentially negligent actions.
Claiming with The Injury Lawyers
At The Injury Lawyers, we are experts in personal injury claims, with years of experience in helping people to access the compensation they deserve. There is no need to suffer in silence if harm has been done to you, as you can be entitled to claim for injuries caused to you through no fault of your own.
We know that compensation claims can be daunting to outsiders, but we will always try to not overcomplicate matters for our clients.We can communicate with you in plain English, and walk you through a claims process and look after you every step of the way as much as we can.
The Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist investigation – we can help
Not only are we experienced in personal injury claims, we also have extensive specialism in respect of medical negligence cases like those involved in the Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist investigation. In fact, when it comes to injury cases, serious and medical negligence claims are what we focus on the most.
As such, we are all too familiar with the pain and suffering that can result from serious medical negligence, and the damage that such events can do to your trust in medical professionals.
If you have been contacted by the Royal Derby Hospital regarding your potential mistreatment by Daniel Hay, please do not hesitate to contact us for free, no-obligation advice about any right to claim that you may have. Also, if you believe you were treated by the gynaecologist but have not yet been notified about your involvement in the investigation, we recommend that you take matters into your own hands and ask the hospital to review your treatment if you have any concerns. Whatever your involvement may be, we are here to help and advise you.
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