London: Five patients have been paid 750,000
pounds in compensation after they were left in agony and with
permanent mobility problems following surgery by Indian-origin
orthopaedic Manjit Bhamra.
Bhamra, 55, who gained his medical qualifications from
the University of Sheffield in 1981, is being investigated by
Britain`s regulator but is still working in the National
health Service, the Daily Mail reported today.
One patient, Wayne Pickering, 59, had his pelvis
fractured during surgery which damaged a major nerve and left
him in so much permanent pain he has been unable to work
Another patient, a 23-year-old woman who needed a hip
replacement, was given the wrong implant which was then
inserted incorrectly, leaving her needing extensive surgery to
revise the problems and a lifelong disability.
A third patient in her 50s woke up after a routine hip
operation with one leg longer than the other.
The subsequent pain was so bad that she had to have her
entire hip joint removed for nearly three months before it
could be corrected.
The patients have received substantial out-of-court
settlements after Rotherham District Hospital in South
Yorkshire, where the operations were carried out between 2005
and 2007, admitted liability, the report added.
Bhamra left the hospital in September 2007, before the
He is now employed by the nearby Pinderfields Hospital in
Wakefield and also works for the private Care UK group in
Southampton and London.