Get Surrey, the Surrey news website, has reported on Penningtons Manches’ investigations into medical treatment provided by Dr Jayne Cockburn, a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist who has had conditions placed on her registration by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service after a series of botched operations.
The firm’s clinical negligence team is acting for a number of clients who have been affected by substandard medical care provided by Dr Cockburn, who was formerly based at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey.
Philippa Luscombe, partner in the clinical negligence team, comments: “We have already settled a number of claims against Frimley Park Hospital for surgical management provided by Dr Cockburn but many more of her patients have contacted us since the hospital wrote to them to advise of an internal investigation to seek advice about their concerns about their own care.
“The care in question goes back over a number of years and, in most cases, relates to care provided before 2011. There are clear indications that patients were encouraged to undergo surgical procedures that were not necessary and/or were not the most appropriate management and damage was caused to patients during surgery. Patients were also not giving fully informed consent to the actual procedure performed on them. Many of our clients have been left with very significant ongoing problems as a result of the surgery undertaken by Dr Cockburn. Anyone with concerns about their care and who may be considering making a claim or simply seeking advice on their options can contact our team on 0800 328 9545 or email@example.com. We offer initial advice free of charge and without obligation.”
See the Get Surrey article here.