A number of media outlets have recently reported on investigations into the activities of Mr Suhaib Sait at Fawkham Manor BMI hospital in Kent. Mr Sait practised as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the private hospital and also treats NHS patients at Darent Valley Hospital, part of Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.
Arran Macleod, an associate in the clinical negligence team at Penningtons Manches, comments: “As a result of articles published in the local and national media, we have been approached by a number of Mr Sait’s patients who have concerns that their treatment may not have been necessary or was performed negligently. Their potential claims are at a relatively early stage but we understand that this coverage may upset patients and would be happy to speak to anyone who is worried about the standard of treatment received.
“The investigation of such claims can be complex and we have to consider the facts of each case carefully, and separately to any other investigations that may be carried out. Clinical negligence claims generally require independent expert advice on the standard of any treatment.
“Our team has acted in the past on cases involving several surgeons who have been accused of unnecessary procedures and has access to a number of eminent orthopaedic and other experts who are able to give independent opinions on the necessity of treatments and the standard of the surgery performed.
“If any private work was carried out unnecessarily, we would also aim to recoup the loss of the insurance company that covered the treatment in what is known as a ‘subrogated claim’. We therefore work closely with various insurers to establish their outlay and cover this in addition to any damages a client may be entitled to.
“Anyone with concerns about the care they received from Mr Sait can contact our clinical negligence team on 0800 328 9545 or firstname.lastname@example.org for initial advice on the options available to them.”