Keyhole surgery for stomach and throat cancer suspended following the deaths of five hospital patients will not resume.
Sharon Lam from our Clinical Negligence team has been dealing with this case and has welcomed the decision not to run upper GI resection surgeries.
Thomson Snell & Passmore has received many enquiries from former patients of Maidstone hospital or their families wishing to make a claim against the hospital and has currently accepted just under 30 cases for further investigation.
To read more about this please read any of the press coverage below.
BBC: Maidstone Hospital stops specialist cancer surgery
Daily Mail: Hospital stops specialist keyhole surgery after five cancer patients died from avoidable complication