Thompsons Solicitors is helping patients of John Hutchinson claim compensation for medical negligence.


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Get in touch with our specialist medical negligence solicitors for free, no-obligation legal advice. We have a dedicated helpline for former patients of Mr Hutchinson, which you can reach by calling 0808 196 1753. Alternatively, submit our short enquiry form below.

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Who is John Hutchinson?

John Hutchinson is a spinal orthopaedic surgeon who worked for both North Bristol NHS Trust, including Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital, and Spire Bristol over many years.

Mr Hutchinson has not been working at North Bristol Hospital since the summer of 2021 and the General Medical Council (GMC) has placed restrictions on his practice.

Spire Healthcare issued a precautional patient notification in December 2019 and has subsequently revoked his practicing privileges.


What is John Hutchinson accused of?

Some of Mr Hutchinson’s former patients have raised concerns about his surgery, which included scoliosis correction, fusion surgery, complex spinal surgery and more. They believe that they were carried out at the wrong level or were more extensive than was necessary.

Since their operations, some patients have reported experiencing additional pain and suffering and extended recovery times.


What are the NHS and Spire doing about patient concerns?

The NHS has been contacting (recalling) ex-patients regarding surgeries carried out by Mr Hutchinson. Spire has taken no public steps to investigate the surgeries carried out at Spire Bristol.


What to do if you have been treated by John Hutchinson

Thompsons is representing patients of Mr Hutchinson who believe they have been the victim of negligent treatment.

If you are contacted by the NHS (or possibly by Spire) you should respond and go for any re-examination that they suggest.

If you have been treated by Mr Hutchinson and are in pain or have not recovered as you expected, you should make contact with your GP, refer them to the GMC restrictions and the NHS action and ask to be referred for a re-examination.

If you think that Mr Hutchinson’s treatment may have caused you extra pain and suffering you may have a claim for medical negligence and, we can help you with free, no-obligation legal advice about making an orthopaedic claim. Complete our short enquiry form or call our dedicated phone number for Mr Hutchinson’s former patients on 0808 196 1753.

Our specialist teams have extensive experience of successfully supporting victims of medical negligence and malpractice with their surgical negligence claims.

We helped over 500 people claim compensation from disgraced breast surgeon, Ian Paterson, who also worked from a Spire Healthcare hospital.

We are currently supporting more than 120 former patients of Tony Dixon, a former consultant colorectal surgeon who was also a surgeon at Spire Bristol and is accused of carrying out unnecessary surgery.


No win, no fee medical negligence claims

With Thompsons Solicitors, you can make your medical negligence claim on a no win, no fee basis. This means you won’t have to pay a penny if you lose your case, and you’ll only need to pay a contribution towards any legal fees if your compensation claim is successful. Additionally, we cap our fees, so you get to keep at least 75% of your compensation.

If you think you may have a claim, please get in touch with our specialist medical negligence lawyers today by completing our short enquiry form or calling us on 0808 196 1753.