Pioneering Plymouth Heart Doctor to Face Misconduct Hearing

Wolferstans has been instructed by a number of clients who have expressed concerns about treatment they, or their loved ones, have received from Dr Joseph Motwani, who was employed as a Consultant Cardiologist at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth from 1999. Dr Motwani was suspended from the Trust in 2008 and is due to face a General Medical Council hearing in the summer.

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust have conducted a thorough internal investigation involving nearly 600 patients of Dr Joseph Motwani, who was employed as a Consultant Cardiologist from 1999. The investigation, which has taken nearly 2 years, has identified a number of patients who may have received sub-standard care from the cardiologist.  A consultation process is underway with some of the patients involved.Wolferstans is a Plymouth based firm of Solicitors with a highly regarded, specialist Clinical Negligence department.  The firm has experts who are members of the specialist Clinical Negligence panels of the Law Society and Action against Medical Accidents.  It also has a contract with the Legal Services Commission for the provision of Public Funding (Legal Aid) advice.Partner Barry Bayley said "We understand this is a very difficult and upsetting time for patients and their families, and are happy to advise anyone who has concerns over the care they have received."It must be remembered that the majority of the patients investigated were found to have received safe and appropriate treatment.  However it is inevitable that some patients and families will have concerns, and I would urge anyone with concerns to contact a specialist clinical negligence Solicitor who will be able to give sensible and proper advice."For an initial discussion with one of our specialist medical negligence team of lawyers please contact Polly Atkinson on our dedicated number 01752 292219 or email her at

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