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I act exclusively for clients in clinical negligence cases, and have a particular interest and expertise in cases involving dental negligence.
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“Through our work, we have seen many examples of the devastating impact that mouth cancer can have on both victims and their loved ones.
“As such, we are delighted to lend our support to the Bite Back at Mouth Cancer campaign and ultimate aim of raising awareness not only of the condition, but also of how a simple, quick check of the mouth and neck could be a vital step towards identifying problems.
“Carrying out this examination could literally prove to be the difference between life and death, so we would encourage everyone to get involved and ensure they are biting back against the condition.”
Irwin Mitchell represent a number of families of children who have concerns about their dental care and these new statistics highlight the importance for families and children to attend regular dentist appointments for check-ups and to ensure that any problems are diagnosed early and have the appropriate care.
“The figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre mentions that the increased consumption of fizzy drinks and sugary foods could have contributed to the increase in dental problems in young children; it is essential to encourage all patients and not just young children to seek advice about their oral routine and diet from their dentist.”
Access to NHS dentistry is particularly important for patients, as proactive care plays a critical role in effective dental treatment.
“All too often NHS patients find themselves unable to access dental care quickly and we are frequently approached by members of the public who have experienced significant delays in being provided with appropriate treatment.
“Further issues with access to NHS dentists will exacerbate this problem and leave many people suffering and unable to access the proactive treatment they require.
It is now over a year since the Trust confirmed Mr Sarker had been suspended and that it was launching a recall of his former patients.
“However, despite a number of our clients being contacted by the Trust to assist with its investigations, at no stage has the remit of what is being investigated been disclosed, leaving patients wondering whether they will ever truly get the answers they desperately need to come to terms with what has happened as well as reassurance that measures have been put in place to prevent a repeat scandal from occurring.
“We are also concerned that there may still be patients who were treated by Mr Sarker who are unaware of the potential complications they face. The Trust said it would recall all those who were at risk but a number of our clients with on-going health problems have confirmed they only learnt of Mr Sarker’s suspension through reports in the press. Others were informed by their GP rather than the Trust directly which could obviously have resulted in a delay in gaining access to the appropriate support.”
“We are pleased the Trust is working swiftly to settle our client’s claims, but for the vast majority of them this is not about the money. They want answers about how it was ever possible for Mr Sarker to get away with performing substandard surgery over a prolonged period and they want accountability.
“The Trust must reassure them that every possible step is being taken to protect patient safety as well as confirm that the findings of its internal investigations will be communicated openly and transparently to all those affected so they can try and begin to understand how it was possible for them to become caught up in such an unimaginable scandal. It is the least they deserve after being put through utter hell, which for many of them is on-going now as they continue to need further treatment as a direct result of Mr Sarker’s substandard techniques.
“The findings must also be communicated throughout the NHS to ensure lessons are learnt nationwide to prevent another individual being able to cause such terrible suffering to vulnerable patients again.”
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