NHS Trust Admits Negligence In Four Civil Cases Against Surgeon Sudip Sarker

Expert Lawyers Working To Secure Justice For Patients And Families

21.02.2014

Medical law experts representing patients and their families affected by treatment given by surgeon Sudip Sarker have confirmed today that Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has admitted negligence in four cases.

The specialist team at Irwin Mitchell is acting on behalf of multiple clients to help them find answers about why the 44-year-old colorectal surgeon’s techniques fell so far below reasonable standards and what steps can be taken by the Trust to ensure the same scandal can never happen again.

The 44-year-old surgeon joined the Trust in August 2011 specialising in colon and bowel cancer treatment with keyhole surgery. He worked within the Alexandra and Worcester Royal Hospital in Redditch and performed surgery for a number of private hospitals.

However, despite concerns being raised by Trust managers in July 2012 to the Royal College of Surgeon (RCS), it has previously been confirmed it was a further three months before Mr Sarker was excluded.

The Trust is continuing to investigate and the General Medical Council (GMC) has placed restrictions on his practise as they continue to review complaints from concerned patients.

Jennifer Emerson, a medical law expert at Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office leading the group action, said:“We are running in the region of 20 civil claims against Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust on behalf of patients or families affected by surgery carried out by Sudip Sarker.

“Four of these cases have had admissions of negligence from the Trust and our investigations continue into the remaining.

“This group action also includes the three deaths that have been investigated by the Worcestershire Coroner and adjourned.”

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