Surgeon erased from medical register after 75 complaints
Posted: March 25, 2014
Posted in: Medical Negligence
Following 75 complaints made by patients, previously sacked surgeon Dr David Jackson has been removed from the medical register all together. Dr David Jackson was sacked and suspended in 2007 but has not managed to appear before a disciplinary hearing due to poor health. As a result, A Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) has granted him “voluntary erasure”. A spokesperson from East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust said that £651,000 has already been paid out to 15 of his past patients.
It is believed that Dr David Jackson has been unable to attend a hearing due to suffering with a long-standing chronic illness. A statement from MPTS said: “They agreed that he would be unable to attend to or deal with instructions relating to a hearing, all of which would be detrimental to his health.”
Former patients were outraged
Dr Jackson has had a total of 75 complaints made against him since 1989. These include bowel cancer, breast cancer and plastic surgery patients. Numerous former patients were outraged that Dr Jackson had treated them up until 2007, considering the fact that the trust had been making out of court settlements from as early as 2002.
Two complaints were made in 2004 and 2005 – both of which were referred to the General Medical Council (GMC). East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust finally dismissed Dr Jackson in 2007.
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