The full decision shows Dr Gayed had a comprehensive history of performing surgeries riddled with complications meaning there may be many more women who wish to make complaints against him. The details make very sobering reading and it is inexplicable how such a dangerous doctor was able to continue operating on women for such a long time, despite the fact that his employers were aware that he had made a number of serious mistakes. These mistakes had catastrophic consequences on the lives of many of his female and infant patients.
Patient safety should be the paramount concern of the medical profession and the NSW Health Service. Immediate steps need to be taken to ensure that patients are protected from incompetent and dangerous medical professionals so that this situation does not happen again. NSW Health has appointed senior barrister Gail Furness to independently investigate Dr Gayed and the management of complaints against him. Her report is due on October 31.
If you or someone you know has been affected by treatment administered by Dr Gayed we urge you to contact our experienced team of medical negligence lawyers. Read our information sheet on Dr Gayed here.