Mr Anthony Dixon has received complaints about his procedures as well as inappropriate comments to patients
The deadline for patients who believe they have been injured as a result of mesh implant surgery performed by Mr Anthony Dixon on the NHS has been extended to Friday 28 June 2019.
An NHS handling agreement means that those who have had a rectopexy or STARR procedure undertaken by Mr Dixon can get fast track help to try and deal with any damage done by his invasive operations.
The agreement only applies to NHS patients, although in certain circumstances it applies as well to patients who had surgery at a private hospital but whose treatment there was funded by the NHS.
More than 85 people have turned to Thompsons Solicitors for legal help after surgical procedures by Mr Dixon, a consultant colorectal surgeon left them in excruciating pain and suffering additional medical complications.
Multiple women have come forward to speak in confidence about procedures performed by Mr Anthony Dixon, who worked at the NHS Southmead hospital in Bristol, the former Frenchay hospital, also in Bristol, and the private Spire Bristol hospital. He is said to have rushed into recommending invasive mesh implant surgery, a procedure that aims to repair pelvic damage - commonly caused by childbirth - without warning patients about the potential pain and complications it can cause, and without suggesting alternative treatment.
Mr Dixon has been suspended from work and is currently being investigated by his NHS Trust and also has restrictions placed on what procedures he can undertake by the General Medical Council.
"We are looking into medical negligence claims; mostly for the mesh procedure rectopexy and another called STARR, at a private hospital, NHS Southmead Hospital as well as Frenchay Hospital, all in Bristol."
Madeleine Pinschof, medical negligence expert and the national mesh coordinator for Thompsons Solicitors said: “We are acting for more than 85 clients operated on by Mr Dixon who are in worse pain now than they were before the surgery none of whom were adequately warned of the complications that could arise.
“We are looking into medical negligence claims; mostly for the mesh procedure rectopexy and another called STARR, at a private hospital, NHS Southmead Hospital as well as Frenchay Hospital, all in Bristol.
“As the solicitor co-ordinating mesh claims across the firm it amazes me that here, once again, the NHS has moved swiftly on complaints whilst the private hospitals Mr Dixon worked at have been slow to react. In our view, regardless of where the patient was treated – NHS or private - the same standards of governance and safety should apply.”
Thompsons Solicitors is currently representing more than 250 people across the UK who have been negatively affected by mesh procedures. Learn more about our campaigns to help those who have needlessly suffered this invasive procedure and for the private health providers to have to respond as the NHS does when things go wrong.
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