Mike Walsh, Shoulder surgeon at Spire Healthcare Leeds remains under investigation following suspension in April 2018.

Walsh practiced at Spire Healthcare, the same institution as Ian Paterson, the surgeon who was convicted and imprisoned in 2017 for a number of offences relating to treatment and malpractice provided to countless patients. For our comments following the release of the Paterson Inquiry report, please read our recent article which can be found here.

Almost 50 patients who received treatment from Walsh have now been recalled back to Spire for review. It is important to look back at the Paterson Inquiry report which notes that patients were not promptly recalled, many of which have still not been recalled at all.

Investigations remain ongoing and further information is expected to come to light in respect of Walsh's actions. The latest news, however, continues to highlight the inherent issues within private practice that allow medical practitioners to repeatedly fail patients.

Our experienced Clinical Negligence team at Ramsdens have a wealth of experience in acting for both private and NHS patients. If you have reason to believe that you or a loved one have may have received negligent treatment, please contact a member of our team on 0800 804 450 or fill out an online enquiry form, to discuss whether you may be eligible to bring a claim for compensation and guide you through the process.