A doctor has been suspended for 9 months following incidents of misconduct at Northampton General Hospital in 2016. In one instance it was found that Dr Abdelkarim Mohamed pulled the covering from a pregnant woman and then conducted an examination which made her scream for him to stop. The Tribunal heard that he conducted the examination "quite forcefully" and a midwife had to intervene and pull his hand back.

Examinations and procedures should always be discussed and conducted with the consent of the patient. Many of the cases which we see are the result of clinicians failing to communicate with their patients, provide them with proper information, and obtain their consent. Failing to do so can not only be extremely distressing for patients, but can also cause the patient to suffer damage which they would otherwise have avoided.

Freeths’ Clinical Negligence Team has a national reputation for providing the highest quality advice for all medical claims and we act for clients across the country. Carolyn Lowe heads the Clinical Negligence team in Oxford and Milton Keynes. If you are concerned about the medical care which you or a loved one have received, please contact Carolyn on 0186 578 1019 or carolyn.lowe@freeths.co.uk, for a free and confidential discussion of your legal options.

You can also contact other members of our national team on:

Siobhan Genever, Director (Nottingham) on 0845 271 6793 or siobhan.genever@freeths.co.uk 

Karen Reynolds, Partner (Derby/Stoke) on 0845 272 5677 or karen.reynolds@freeths.co.uk 

Jane Williams, Partner (Leicester) on 0845 272 5724 or jane.williams@freeths.co.uk 

For further information please also visit our website at: http://www.freeths.co.uk/legal-services/individuals/clinical-negligence/