Spire Healthcare recalls Habib Rahman’s patients

  • January 30, 2020
  • An orthopaedic surgeon

    Spire Healthcare have recalled 217 patients who received treatment from Habib Rahman, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull, after an investigation into his conduct by the Royal College of Surgeons recommended the action.

    Patients who had shoulder manipulation surgery performed by Mr Rahman have been asked to return to the hospital to assess whether the care they received was appropriate. A former patient has said that the surgeries she received whilst in his care were unnecessary and not even in his specialist field.

    Spire Healthcare first restricted Mr Rahman’s practice in September 2018 and then fully suspended his practice in January 2019. Five months later, it was withdrawn entirely. He is currently employed by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which says that he is presently subject to ‘working with interim restrictions’. The trust has not recalled any of his patients.

    This action comes less than a week before the findings of an independent inquiry into the case of Ian Paterson are published. Paterson, another surgeon who operated at Spire Healthcare hospitals across the Midlands, was jailed in 2017 for carrying out multiple operations that wounded patients.

    Ally Taft, partner with Medical Accident Group said: “The ongoing investigations into Habib Rahman are deeply concerning. It raises questions about whether enough structural oversight is in place within private healthcare providers to prevent rogue surgeons like Paterson and Rahman from being able to practise.”

    What should I do if I received treatment from Habib Rahman?

    If you or a family member have received treatment from Mr Rahman and wish to pursue a claim, Medical Accident Group is here to help. We have a team of dedicated clinical negligence solicitors who will guide you through the process of making a claim. The Medical Accident Group has considerable experience in this field, having successfully assisted several former patients of Ian Paterson in clinical negligence claims against the former surgeon.

    Get in touch with our team now on 0800 050 1668 or email us at [email protected]

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