Mr Narayanasamy Raghuraman previously worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Spire Hull & East Riding Hospital, Castle Hill Hospital and the Hull Royal Infirmary.
He completed numerous hip and knee replacement operations. Data from the National Joint Registry indicates that he performed 1205 such procedures in the period from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2018, compared to a national average of 351 procedures in the same period.
We’ve been contacted by a considerable number of Mr Raghuraman’s former patients who are now suffering significant injury and disability after surgery performed by him. Some of his patients are now facing further surgery to deal with these problems. In many cases the surgeons dealing with their ongoing problems have told Mr Raghuraman’s former patients that mistakes have been made and that they should consider seeking legal advice.
What should you do if you think that you might have been affected but nobody has said anything similar to you? Nick Gray, Head of Clinical Negligence, suggests the following:
- Are you suffering ongoing symptoms related to an earlier hip/knee operation performed by Mr Raghuraman? If so, it’s worth asking why this is the case. The typical recovery period is around 10 weeks and significant ongoing symptoms after this time might suggest something worthy of further investigation.
- Should I expect to have ongoing symptoms anyway? This is not generally the case and most patients experience a significant improvement in their quality of life after a hip or knee replacement.
- How can I prove that my care by Mr Raghuraman was negligent? This is something that we can do for you under a No Win, No Fee agreement. We’d obtain your medical records and ask the team of independent experts we use for an initial opinion.
- Is it worthwhile doing anything? This depends upon the nature and severity of your symptoms. If you are going to suffer with ongoing pain, require further surgery and/or might not be able to live the life you wanted these are all things to take into account.
- Can I do anything if Mr Raghuraman has now left the country? Yes, if you received NHS treatment the hospital where he performed your surgery will be responsible for his actions. We also have details of Mr Raghuraman’s insurer that covers him for all his private treatment.
If you think that Mr Raghuraman’s actions might have caused you additional injury, why not call us on 01482 323697 or complete the form below us and we can help answer this question. It’s also important that you don’t feel alone because we act for many others in a similar situation.