Sarah Lambert QC is representing the family of Graham Stoten, who died of bladder cancer.
Yesterday a pre-inquest hearing (the fourth such hearing in this inquest) has found that the deaths of ten patients may have been linked to an experimental cancer treatment. Separate inquests will be held to examine whether other treatment options were offered. Mr Miller’s legal representatives argued that nine of the patients had died of natural causes and thus did not require an inquest, but this was rejected by assistant coroner Mrs Henderson.
The only unopposed inquest was Sarah’s case of Graham Stoten, in respect of whom it is argued that death was avoidable. The inquest into his death is set to take place at the end of May.
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[The below was originally published 27 October 2016]
The treating urologist, Mr Paul Miller, has since been dismissed from his NHS Trust and is subject to interim GMC conditions preventing him from treating cancer patients. The case has wide implications for patient safety and follows a clinical review by the Royal College of Surgeons into harm apparently suffered by a significant number of patients.
Sarah is instructed by Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors, both in connection with an ongoing clinical negligence claim and in respect of the Inquest.
The Inquest, at Crawley, covers the deaths of 10 patients of Mr Miller and is expected to last 10 days in May next year.
The case is already attracting wide press interest, with over 1000 patients potentially affected.
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