This article was published on March 25th, 2013
The NHS has paid out more than £2m in compensation to victims of a surgeon at Rotherham Hospital. The Hospital has agreed damages settlements for four former patients of an orthopaedic surgeon totalling just over £1m since last summer.
A total of £1,058,784 has already been paid out relating to 13 earlier claims. Rotherham Hospital admitted liability in all four of the recently settled claims.
The General Medical Council cleared the surgeon of any wrongdoing in 2011 and he retains a full medical licence and is working at another Yorkshire hospital. The GMC declined to comment on how it reached its decision.
The settled claims so far range from £1,750 up to £830,000, with a total of £2,063,784 paid out.
Rotherham Hospital admitted negligence claimed by one victim, a 60 year old who underwent a hip operation in February 2006. The claim alleged the surgeon damaged the sciatic nerve and fractured his pelvis leaving him with seriously impaired mobility.
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