400 Women Contacted Over Concerns at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

Author:
Jodie Cook
Senior Associate, Medical Negligence Lawyer
Date:
11/12/2020

Another 110 women were contacted today by University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) after their treatment by former consultant gynaecologist Daniel Hay.

Women first raised concerns about suffering ‘unnecessary harm’ from Daniel Hay, which launched a review back in 2018. As a result of this review, an inquiry was set up in April 2020 looking at the care of 193 women.

By September this year, another 79 women were contacted by the Trust and just this week another 110 women have been contacted.

These women have been contacted because they were patients of Daniel Hay.

The latest women who’ve been contacted attended an outpatient clinic in Ripley Hospital with Daniel Hay between April 2017 and July 2018.

If you were treated by Daniel Hay at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust at any point before he left the Trust and you’re concerned about the treatment you received, get in touch with one of our specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors, who are offering any women affected a Free Claims Assessment.

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What Is Medical Negligence?

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust are clearly concerned that the treatment given by Daniel Hay to nearly 400 women fell below the standards they expected and the Trust’s Medical Director, Dr Magnus Harrison has said that they took ‘immediate action’ as soon as women contacted them with concerns.

To show that care has been negligent, you must be able to show that the treatment received did not meet the standard of a reasonable doctor and that the care caused avoidable harm.  It is a concern that nearly 400 women have been contacted after reports of patients suffering “unnecessary harm” at the hands Mr Hay.

As a Medical Negligence Lawyer, I deal with people every day who have been harmed, sometimes very seriously by the very people who are supposed to look after them.

Whilst is reassuring that the Trust has taken steps to contact those who may be affected, that does not detract from the pain and suffering that each and every of the 400 women contacted have suffered.

I would encourage any women who’ve been contacted by University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust to get in touch with a Medical Negligence Lawyer as soon as possible. It is really important that you have a clear understanding of your legal position regarding the care you got from Daniel Hay and the UHDB.  You can then make the right decision for you about whether to bring a claim or not.

If you do decide that you want to make a claim, we can probably offer you a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means you don’t pay any legal costs upfront, and if you win, the other side will pay some of your legal costs for you. And if you lose your claim, you pay nothing.

It’s important that you know where you stand if you have been affected by treatment from Mr Hay, so talk to one of our experienced Medical Negligence Lawyers today and ask for a Free Claims Assessment.  

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