Women who fear they may have been injured by Rob Jones, gynaecologist formerly employed by the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) can now ask for their treatment to be investigated under a protocol which has been agreed between the Trust and the solicitors acting for patients who might have been maltreated by him in the last 20 years.
Mr Jones was suspended from the Trust in May 2012 following an enquiry by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists who identified a number of serious concerns about his practices. This included a higher than average rate of complications associated with key-hole surgery performed by Mr Jones, the surgeon who hit the headlines in 2010 when he delivered the Samantha Cameron’s youngest child Florence in 2010.
Having voluntarily removed himself from the medical register in October 2012, the Trust announced that it would be undertaking a clinical review of the notes of over 2,000 women who had been treated by Mr Jones in the 2.5 years prior to his departure.
The agreed protocol will allow any women who has received treatment from Mr Jones between 1992-2012 to have an independent expert review of their care, and if negligence is identified, then a swift process for the agreement of compensation of up to £250,000 will follow.
At Wolferstans we regard this development very positively. Any process which seeks to acknowledge fault and process claims quickly is beneficial and where women have been harmed by the treatment they have received from Mr Jones, it is entirely appropriate that they should be benefit from a system which deals with them swiftly and that they should be properly compensated. Wolferstans are already dealing with a number of claims for women affected by the gynaecology treatment they underwent at the hands of Mr Jones and any women who suspect they might have received poor treatment should contact Frances Morgan, Solicitor on 01752 292286.