I am not sure. Legal cases generally sometimes get in the press so a websearch might find it. I don't know if there is a central register. if you are suing then in "disclosure" when you ask for details from the other side of their documents then they are forced to disclose a lot of information as part of the litigation (and you might be bable to get it before suing under pre-action disclosure order if you apply to court) although I suppose it might be confidential if part of a secret settlement although that probably says can be disclosed if a court orders it.
If you log into the general medical council website. Www.gmc.org or something like that you can search registered medical practitioners that will bring up if there is anything against their name as if they are sued it should go to the gmc.
if you are suing then in "disclosure" when you ask for details from the other side of their documents then they are forced to disclose a lot of information as part of the litigation (and you might be bable to get it before suing under pre-action disclosure order if you apply to court)
They I believe only have to give info relating to the case not every bit of info that there is on them.
Clinical negligence settlements aren’t automatically reported to the GMC. Also unlikely to come out in disclosure unless specifically referred to in an incident report related to your case. Evidence of past conduct is not considered relevant in most circumstances. Eg you could bring a claim that the surgeon negligently cut the wrong leg off, find out that he has been sued for cutting the wrong leg off before, but that would not help you to prove that he negligently cut the wrong leg off in your case (unless you were part of a group action). Bit of a crass example, but hopefully explains my point.
Thank@TreaterAnita thank you that really helps. So he won't disclose it then as it won't be relevant. I think the relevance is one consultant agreeing to one procedure, I went to another hospital where the urologists were. Another urologist forced me into a different procedure even though I was out of my mind. First urologist continues to say he wouldn't have done it. Second urologist writes to say why he did it. First urologist said he would never have done it to me...
I’m not sure that disclosure of previous negligence actions will help you much tbh from the summary that you’ve given. It’s going to be independent expert evidence that’s key. Are you at that stage yet?
Don't forget that being sued doesn't mean you are negligent. Every doctors will be sued in their career (on average). I was sued - it was a vexatious claim and fully defended and dropped. Many many claims are either vexatious or based on a lack of understanding.
Don't know what you mean about name change fail? I name changed a few times here but yes, I agree with you that lots of people are always out to catch someone out. I'm just out to get my money back and have enough money to cope with my life the way it needs to be coped with now that I have nerve damage!
I have just worked out that yes I had a different name when I started the thread. Have no qualms of my photo etc being on here it's just I changed it because I felt that people may have known too much about my life with someone else saying I was too revealing. I don't have anything to hide really!
GMC won’t publish or necessarily hold details of Doctors who are sued. They only deal with complaints about a doctor, not litigation. They will publish cases once they have been concluded, and only if the case was heard in public. I’d they receive a complaint, there are many circumstances where they will not publish that information.
An employer is usually aware of any complaints about a doctor, but they are not great at sharing info. So private practice won’t share with NHS and NHS won’t share info with other trusts. Bonkers.
It really is, even though they may not be connected it still feels somewhat like the information should be disclosed to a patient as well. Not the cases which were contested and put to justice but anything including any out of court settlements. I just wish I knew if this nasty piece of work has hurt people before or if it was just a one off im a fool situation.