Mr Arackal Manu Nair is under investigation after concerns were raised by colleagues about his surgical practices
Another consultant who worked at the same hospital as negligent breast surgeon, Ian Paterson, is under investigation over treatment he gave to patients suffering from prostate cancer.
Consultant urologist, Mr Arackal Manu Nair was suspended from his post at Solihull Hospital and ceased working at Spire Parkway in April 2014 after his colleagues raised suspicions with the hospital about his surgical practice.
The details of the investigation have yet to be disclosed, but 170 of Mr Nair’s radical prostatectomy patients have been recalled ‘as a precautionary measure’ on the recommendation of the Royal College of Surgeons.
A radical prostatectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove the prostate gland following a cancer diagnosis.
Linda Millband, national practice lead of the clinical negligence team at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “While the details of the investigation against Mr Nair remain unclear, this will be a particularly worrying time for anyone who has been treated by him.
“We have had contact from a number of Mr Nair’s patients raising concerns about a number of issues, including possible misrepresentation about how urgently they needed surgical intervention which led to some patients paying for quicker treatment in the private sector.
"Clients have also raised concerns relating to their operations being more complicated than they were led to believe, and the lack of multi-disciplinary team decision making.
"Multi-disciplinary team meetings are a safeguarding measure to ensure patients receive the best possible care from the input of more than one clinician and any suggestion that the Trust is once again failing to hold such meetings, which involves a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment and peer review, is a matter of concern.”
Senior clinical negligence solicitor Tony Mikhael added: "We are currently carrying out investigations with the benefit of the extensive experience we have of dealing with clients of surgical negligence gained in particular from representing hundreds of Ian Paterson’s patients.”
"We would urge anyone who was a patient of Mr Nair and has been recalled to the hospital to follow that up as soon as possible. We stand ready to offer legal advice and support to any patient who underwent this particular procedure with this consultant and who has any concerns about their treatment.”
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