Cardio thoracic surgeon Cristian Bogdan has pleaded guilty to making, downloading and possessing thousands of indecent images of children. The discovery was made by Cheshire Police's Paedophile and Cyber Investigation Team in December 2017.

In addition to his deplorable conduct in his private life, Mr Bogdan is currently excluded from the Royal Stoke Hospital and is subject to a GMC suspension, highlighting that his professional conduct has also been called into question.

Freeths are currently acting for a Claimant in a case against Mr Bogdan. The University of North Midlands NHS (UHNM) Trust, which runs the Royal Stoke Hospital, has admitted that the Claimant received negligent treatment and a compensation award is currently being valued.

In a BBC news article, the medical director of the UHNM Trust, said the surgeon's work did not involve the care of children. Nevertheless, there are ongoing concerns about his care and treatment of patients and he is subject to on-going proceedings.

Freeths’ Clinical Negligence team have experience in pursuing cases against practitioners who have caused harm, sometimes fatally, to their patients.

Karen Reynolds, partner of our Derby and Stoke on Trent offices is leading investigations on behalf of over 40 patients who suffered negligent treatment by former consultant maxillofacial surgeon, Roger Bainton. Mr Bainton also worked at the Royal Stoke Hospital and carried out a number of unnecessary operations and experimental procedures between 2005 and 2013. He was suspended in 2013, subsequently dismissed and erased from the medical register by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal. Karen Reynolds, along with Naomi Solomon and Claire Cooper have obtained compensation for many who received negligent treatment whilst under the care of Mr Bainton. They are now working with the Trust to resolve the ongoing cases.

If you are concerned about care which you or a loved one have received, please contact a member of our national team for a free, informal discussion;

Carolyn Lowe, Partner (Oxford/Milton Keynes) 0186 578 1019 carolyn.lowe@freeths.co.uk

Karen Reynolds, Partner (Derby/Stoke on Trent/Birmingham) on 0845 274 6830 karen.reynolds@freeths.co.uk

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

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

For more on this story please visit the BBC website; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-48058643