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Countess of Chester Ear, Nose and Throat Failures

  • Published: Wednesday July 14, 2021
  • Category: Medical negligence
  • Tags: Countess of Chester,

Cheshire Live has today reported on a ‘pattern of failures’ from Dr Mohammed Djawed Tahery, an Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon, working at the Countess of Chester Hospital between 2007 and 2018, that resulted in him being struck from the medical register.

Dr Tahery’s conduct was considered at a Tribunal after he was accused of performing surgery to a lesser standard than should be expected, providing false information to patients in advance of surgery and inappropriately reassuring patients about the potential outcomes of surgery.  Further failures then followed when he did not acknowledge and assist when the patients returned with concerns.  6 separate patients gave evidence to the tribunal.  1 explaining that they had inappropriately been advised of a 0% risk of a poor outcome going into surgery and then having to live with the consequences of a poor outcome following surgery.

Following the hearing the tribunal panel reported that they considered that the treatment provided by Dr Tahery was ‘seriously below the standard expected of a competent rhinoplasty surgeon and this amounted to misconduct which is serious.’  He was also criticised for bringing his profession into disrepute with his poor behaviours.  He was struck from the medical register.

Dr Tahery provided care which was below the standard of a reasonable competent medical practitioner and as a direct consequence of that substandard care he caused his patient’s harm.    The practices outlined by the Tribunal are the basis for bringing a medical negligence claim.

If you have been treated by Dr Tahery and are concerned that his actions may have resulted in injury please contact us.  One of our specialist medical negligence team would be happy to discuss your concerns with you.