Mr Angamuthu Arunkalaivanan (known as Mr ‘Arun’), a consultant uro-gynaecologist who primarily worked at City Hospital, Birmingham, is currently under scrutiny following concerns over patient safety. Our solicitors could help you claim compensation if you've sustained an injury following treatment by Mr Arun.
There are concerns that Mr Arun has wrongly been implanting synthetic trans-vaginal meshes (TVMs) to treat a condition known as “pelvic organ prolapse” (‘POP’) in women. The use of TVMs carries the risk of serious injury for the patient and there are a number of alternative treatments that Mr Arun could have used.
In 2009, the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust instructed its staff to only implant TVMs as a last resort due to international doubt about the safety and effectiveness of the devices. In particular, NICE, the regulating body for health technology in England and Wales, has stated that there is ‘insufficient information’ about the safety of TVMs. Mr Arun may have disobeyed this instruction and continued using TVMs as a ‘first line’ treatment instead of safer alternatives.
The Trust has now written to over 200 Birmingham patients regarding these concerns. Mr Arun also practiced privately at the Edgbaston Hospital and the Priory Hospital. If you’ve been written to or think you have received substandard care from Mr Arun at any of these hospitals, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
Our specialist lawyers have a great deal of experience of clinical negligence claims. In addition, the lawyers handling cases against Mr Arun have specialist experience with TVM claims and are already involved in claims against some of the manufacturers of these products.
We can help you get the compensation you deserve for any injuries that Mr Arun’s treatments have caused and any ongoing health problems they cause in the future. Call our team on
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