A group of more than 60 people has turned to Thompsons Solicitors for legal guidance after claiming surgical procedures by a consultant colorectal surgeon left them in excruciating pain and suffering with medical complications. 

Multiple women have spoken out about procedures performed by Dr Anthony Dixon, who worked at the NHS Southmead hospital in Bristol and the private Spire Bristol hospital. They allege he rushed into recommending invasive mesh implant surgery, a procedure that aims to repair pelvic damage - commonly caused by childbirth - without warning them about the potential pain and complications it can cause, and without suggesting alternative treatment. 

Dr Dixon has been suspended from work and is currently being investigated by his NHS Trust.

"We are looking into medical negligence claims; mostly for the mesh procedure rectopexy and another called STARR at a private hospital and NHS Southmead Hospital both in Bristol."

Madeleine Pinschof
medical negligence expert at Thompsons Solicitors

Madeleine Pinschof, medical negligence expert at Thompsons Solicitors said: “We are acting for more than 60 clients operated on by Mr Dixon who are in worse pain now than they before the surgery and were not 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 and NHS Southmead Hospital both in Bristol. 

“As usual, the NHS has been swift to act on complaints and are investigating, however, the private sector has 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.”