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Struck Off Cosmetic Surgeon Deemed Fit To Practice By High Court

GMC To Take Case To Court Of Appeal


A cosmetic surgeon struck off the medical register by the General Medical Council has been reinstated by judges at the High Court, allowing him to continue to practice.

Dr Olufemi Adeyinka Adeogba was seen as unfit to practice in December 2013 after a medical tribunal found he had left a number of patient disfigured after surgery.

One patient, Rita Nugent, underwent a rhinoplasty procedure performed by Dr Adeogba at the Birkdale Clinic in Crosby, where he was employed until November 2011.

Soon after her surgery Ms Nugent’s released there were problems with her nose and within six months of the operation her nose had caved in, leaving her disfigured.  

An investigation into Dr Adeogba, sparked by complaints from a number of patients, revealed that he regularly failed to take patient’s medical histories, failed to provide full information on the dangers of undergoing cosmetic surgery and that his standards fell below those expected of a cosmetic surgeon.

GMC chief executive Niall Dickson said: “Dr Adeogba faced very serious charges which the MPTS panel found proved. We believe the panel's decision to stop him from practising medicine was the right one and was necessary to protect patients.

“We remain of the view that the original decision was correct and are now taking the case to the Court of Appeal. We are here to protect the public and make sure that doctors who treat patients are safe to do so.”

If you have been affected by negligent cosmetic surgery you might be entitled to claim compensation. See our Cosmetic Surgery Compensation page for more information.

Expert Opinion
This shocking case illustrates the real risks patients are exposed to when they agree to undergo cheaper cosmetic surgery. In our work we see the long-term physical and psychological impact that can result from botched procedures.

“It is vital anyone considering undergoing a cosmetic procedure consults surgeons and conducts thorough research into costs and clinics before agreeing to undergo an operation.

“By going through this process, patients can raise any queries or concerns they have with particular surgeons and ensure they are comfortable with their decision to go ahead with the procedure before it begins.”
Mandy Luckman, Partner

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