Law firm Thompsons Solicitors has confirmed that it is investigating legal action on behalf of a former patient of the disgraced Romanian doctor, Iuliu Stan, who was found to have engaged in inappropriate and unconsented medical practices by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal. 


The tribunal report, which was published on 8 February 2024, highlighted significant failings in Dr. Stan's treatment of patients, including the unnecessary and inappropriate administration of medication per rectum (PR), and a disturbing pattern of behaviour that was determined to be sexually motivated. 


He was employed by the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust between October 2015 and September 2020, working in the trauma and orthopaedics team at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. 


The legal action is being brought on behalf of a patient, who wishes to remain anonymous, who says that they were treated by Dr Stan at Royal Cornwall Hospital based in Truro after they were involved in a road traffic crash.  


The patient alleges that Dr Stan failed to obtain consent to administer the painkiller Volteral via PR, and that he failed to arrange a chaperone. 


Linda Millband, a leading lawyer at Thompsons Solicitors, stated: "The breadth and severity of Dr. Stan's misconduct as detailed in the tribunal's report is deeply troubling.  


“Based on the evidence and the patterns of behaviour outlined, we believe there may be hundreds of victims who suffered under his care. This is not just a failure in clinical judgement but a profound breach of trust in a medical professional." 


Linda Millband from Thompsons Solicitors leading medical negligence team said the firm was now in the early stages of investigating a claim on behalf of the client who has been significantly impacted by what happened, resulting in an ongoing fear of medical treatments.  


Whilst Dr. Stan was sacked in March 2021, it is thought that many potential victims were not informed about the concerns relating to his conduct until last month, following the publication of the MTPS report.  


The tribunal’s findings indicated that Dr. Stan had repeatedly failed to obtain informed consent for procedures, did not offer a chaperone during intimate examinations, and chose not to provide alternative treatment options to his patients.  


Furthermore, Dr. Stan's actions were found to be not only a gross violation of medical standards but also carried out with a sexual motive, exploiting the trust and vulnerability of his patients. 


The report mentions that Dr. Stan was employed by the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. It was within this setting that the concerning incidents involving the inappropriate prescribing and administration of medication per rectum (PR), as well as the failure to follow the Trust's chaperone policy and obtain informed consent, took place.  


Thompsons Solicitors is now calling for anyone who believes they were a victim of Dr Stan to come forward.  


“Those affected by Dr. Stan's actions must be heard and receive the justice they deserve," Ms Millband added. "We urge anyone who believes they may have been a victim to contact Thompsons Solicitors. Your information will be handled with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality." 


Thompsons Solicitors is committed to supporting victims in this case and working to ensure that such breaches of trust and professional misconduct are addressed with the seriousness they warrant. For those affected and seeking legal advice or support, please contact Thompsons Solicitors directly.