Manish Shah – from Romford, Essex – is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on 31st August to face charges of serial sex offences against his patients. He is accused of 118 sexual assaults, alleged to have taken place between 2004 and 2013 on 54 patients at a surgery in Havering. Specialist medical negligence solicitors Gadsby Wicks have been asked to act for patients who claim to have been injured by the GP.
Doctors who abuse patients’ trust should be called to account
“The vast majority of doctors are highly skilled professionals who are dedicated to the care of their patients,” says Tami Frankel, a senior litigator and Partner at the firm, with over 20 years’ experience in handling medical negligence cases. “However, they are also in a unique position of trust. If they abuse that power, they must be called to account.”
Dr. Shah specialised in family planning. In July 2013, he was banned from working with women and was suspended by the General Medical Council (GMC) in August of the following year.
“We would encourage anyone who has cause for concern about their treatment by Dr. Shah to get in touch, in confidence, to see if we can help,” says Tami.
The firm is also helping in the litigation brought by women treated by breast surgeon Ian Paterson. He was jailed in May 2017 for 15 years for carrying out unnecessary breast surgery on patients. Almost 600 patients are pursuing legal action against him.
If you were a patient of Dr. Manish Shah or you have concerns about your treatment by another doctor or health professional and would like legal advice, please contact us in confidence on 0800 332 3112.
The NHS also has a dedicated helpline 0800 011 4253 for patients who wish to find out more about the case.Posted 16th August 2017 | Posted in GP Negligence