A black and white photograph of an operating theatre. Mr Daniel Hay is accused of causing unnecessary harm in surgeries like this.

Number of identified Daniel Hay cases could be ‘tip of the iceberg’

The number of women who have come forward to report their concerns about treatment by former Derby obstetrics and gynaecology surgeon, Daniel Hay, could be the tip of the iceberg, with potentially many more people suffering in silence.

Mr Hay was barred from treating women in the UK and he remains under investigation by the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and NHS England. An interim report in 2021 looked at the cases of almost 400 women who were under the care of Mr Hay between 2015 and 2018 before he left the trust. The full report is expected to be published later this year.

The number of women who have already been brave enough to come forward may not show the full picture and the true extent of the harm is currently unknown. The very nature of the procedures which Mr Hay carried out and the fear of reliving their experiences may have kept women from reporting their concerns.  

There is a time limit for bringing these cases and we recommend seeking early legal advice. We urge anyone who suspects they received inappropriate treatment from Mr Hay to contact us to discuss their potential concerns in confidence, to help them get answers and to help improve patient care in the future.  

How can Pryers help?

If you have received treatment from Mr Daniel Hay and believe you have been harmed we may be able to help. Pryers Solicitors are specialists in medical negligence, including gynaecology claims. Please call us on 01904 556600 to speak with one of our medical negligence solicitors and find out if we can help you claim compensation on a no win no fee basis, or send us an email.

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