Liverpool Women’s hospital is facing medical negligence claims from more than 200 patients who were treated by Mr. George Rowland a consultant urogynaecologist (specialist in benign disorders of the bladder such as urinary incontinence). Mr. Rowland treated over 1500 women since 2000.
Following patient complaints about the treatment provided by Mr. Rowland, the hospital commissioned an independent review in October 2008.
The independent report by Verita which was published on 19 March 2010 concluded that there were “gaps in the governance” of the hospital.
The review stated that it meant problems could not be detected until a “near miss” occurred.
In the light of the investigations, more than 200 women are taking legal action against Liverpool Women’s hospital on the basis that they were either given wrong diagnosis or their surgery was improper or were given incorrect information.
Mr. Rowland told investigators that he was concerned about his own capabilities as far back as 2002. He had repeatedly asked his manager Dr. David Richmond for help, stating that he felt “isolated” and overwhelmed but his requests for assistance were not granted until 2007.
Ian Cohen representing some of the affected women who are now making medical negligence claims, said that many of the patients were left with a “full spectrum of problems after the treatment from Mr. Rowland”.
Were you one of Mr. Rowland’s patients at Liverpool Women hospital? Are you having incontinence or lower back pain following the treatment you received? If the answer is yes, you may be entitled to claim medical negligence compensation
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