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Medical Negligence from Breast Surgery at Barking Havering & Redbridge University Trust

  • Case investigation led by Christian Beadell

    Published: July 18, 2023 | Last Updated: July 24, 2023

Medical negligence team investigating breast surgery care

We are investigating the management of patients who were treated by the breast clinic within the Trust. The treatment had a focus on surgery; treating breast cancer and specifically, mastectomy, resection and tumour removal (lumpectomy). We are aware that at least 40 patients have been the subject of an Invited Clinical Record Review conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons. This is an independent objective body which has been asked to review and advise on the care provided. They are an external assurance on clinical services and quality of care.

This review was carried out in May 22 and has highlighted potential issues with the care provided.

There are concerns over one particular surgeon who has not yet been named. It is known that the surgeon in question had been treating for many years and that concerns had been raised by a patient as far back as 2015.

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Christian Beadell, who heads up the team specialising in helping groups affected by medical negligence, commented:

“Depending upon the stage of diagnosis, the treatment for managing breast cancer may include surgery. It is important that patients have a full and informed discussion about this treatment option which should include potential complications and likely outcomes. This should take place well in advance of the surgery and include a discussion of alternatives. We are frequently instructed by patients who have proceeded to surgery without a full appreciation of how this may impact them both physically and with regards to future treatment. Similarly, we have seen patients who have not had essential biopsy investigations carried which has adversely impacted on their treatment plan.”

Key allegations

Failure to document reasons for surgery

Possible inappropriate or unjustified surgery

Poor consenting processes

Failures to take biopsies where necessary

Not offering alternative treatment or suitable follow-up

Some issues over technical consideration of types of cancers and the best treatment options

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If you have received treatment at the breast clinic of Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust and you are unsure about taking legal action, you can speak to one of our specialist team of medical negligence solicitors who will provide a free, confidential, no-obligation case assessment.

Do you feel you could have been impacted?

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  • Christian Beadell

    Head of Group Actions

  • Francesca Paul

    Medical Negligence Solicitor

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