Claims relating to Mian Munawar Shah

The expert medical negligence team led by Christian Beadell and Francesca Paul at Patient Claim Line, is acting for a group of former patients of shoulder surgeon, Mian Munawar Shah. The group were treated at Spire Healthcare’s Spire Little Aston facility and Walsall Manor Hospital in the West Midlands, and have experienced serious medical complications following this treatment.

Mr Shah performed these surgeries for a decade between 2010 and 2020. The Walsall Healthcare Trust referred the surgeon to the Royal College of Surgeons for an independent review. Once referred, Mr Shah was suspended from practice and up to 600 former patients for further evaluation.

Mr Shah is subject to an interim order which inhibits him from executing latarjet procedures (which help stabilise the shoulder) or shoulder joint replacements without supervision. These temporary measures put in place after an interim hearing in June 2021 and currently remain in force.

It is beleived that Mr Shah has not practiced out of Spire Little Aston since 2020.

If you or a loved one have been affected following treatment from Mr. Shah, it is important to understand your rights to financial compensation and seeking justice.


What Happens Next?

Our expert team are already working on claims for 39 former patients of Mr Shah as of July 2023. We continue to follow the investigations into Mr Shah closely, and are well informed in the ongoing allegations relating to his practice our expert medical negligence solicitors can support you in your case.


Have You Been Impacted?

If you have been affected as a result of surgery from Mr Shah and want to know if you have claim, we’re here to help. We work solely on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning there is no financial risk to you. Get in touch with our specialist team for guidance.

Key allegations

Mr Shah performed shoulder surgery between 2010 and 2020

Referred to the Royal College of Surgeons who carried out an independent review

Subject to an interim order and later suspended from practice

Patients report experiencing serious complications following surgery

No Win No Fee service

We offer a no-win no-fee service if you have a claim and decide to take the case further. What this means is that it doesn’t cost you anything if you lose. If you win, you will take most of what is awarded, and we get paid a percentage for fighting your claim.

If you have been affected

If you have had an operation at either Spire Healthcare’s Spire Little Aston facility or Walsall Manor Hospital and you feel it was unnecessary, did not make your condition better or caused you more pain and discomfort, please get in touch with our team for a free no-obligation consultation.

Our Group Actions team is led by Christian Beadell and Francesca Paul. They are a dedicated team of talented medical negligence solicitors. The team forms part of a wider medical negligence department, with Peter Rigby at the helm. Our Group Actions team specialises in bringing forward collective clinical negligence claims against a single defendant, and have a track record of successfully securing compensation for our clients.

Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby
Director of Medical Negligence

Peter leads the Medical Negligence Serious Injury department, which now boasts some of our most knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking team members.

Peter is dedicated to supporting victims of catastrophic medical negligence injuries and endeavours to provide a clear and coherent approach to claims. He recognises the effects serious injuries can have and therefore ensures his customers’ need for support is met. Peter also has a vast amount of experience working with customers who have been injured abroad and is able to act under international law to provide the best outcomes.

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Christian Beadell

Christian Beadell
Partner, Head of Strategy and Legal Operations

Christian is Head of Medical Negligence at Patient Claim Line and has specialised in clinical negligence claims since qualifying in 1998; having dealt with a wide variety of claims throughout his career. He is also featured in the Legal 500 as a recommended claimant solicitor in the North West.

Christian qualified as a solicitor in 1998, specialising in clinical negligence. From 2010 onward he has had a particular interest in gynaecological and urogynaecological claims, having represented several hundred claimants in the George Rowland Litigation against the Liverpool Women’s and Aintree Hospitals. This investigated the treatment given to women in the Merseyside area over several decades, and in particular focused on the introduction and development of mesh into the UK in both the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The development of this area involved pursuing claims under a unique ADR protocol with the NHS and also looking to develop the current thinking on the valuation of compensation for complex urinary symptoms. He has successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation on behalf of my clients.

Christian was also involved in setting up and chairing a Claimant Support Group for those involved in the Rowland litigation, which provided a discussion forum for the many women who were left isolated and damaged by negligent gynaecological treatment. He now co-ordinates the firm’s mesh claims and has delivered training and commented extensively on the medico-legal implications of urogynaecological / mesh complications. He is a member of APIL, Liverpool Law Society and Legal 500 recommended.

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Francesca Paul

Francesca Paul
Associate Solicitor

Francesca Paul is an Associate, Senior Solicitor and Team Leader within the Clinical Negligence Department.  She is one of the driving Solicitors in the Group Litigation Team dealing with this niche and specialist area of work that Fletchers undertakes.   

Francesca previously worked in Nottingham, dealing with Group Action work.  She now works at Fletchers, bringing with her those years of experience heading up a team of 10 people.  Francesca is involved in the early identification of potential new Group Litigation Work and analyses information from the collective pool of new enquiries into the business, of which there are hundreds per week looking for hot spots or recurrent issues which might suggest a potential pool of Claimants.   

One of the highlights for Francesca and her team is that they have successfully recovered over a million pounds in compensation for clients who have received treatment from a single orthopaedic surgeon who was operating in the Colchester area.  Her role requires a specific set of skills, patience and a forensic approach to detail whilst being able to see the wider picture.   

Francesca has previously acted for a claimant in a case that reached the Supreme Court in the case of NA v Nottinghamshire County Council. 

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Sion Wynne

Sion Wynne
Senior Solicitor

Sion is a team leader and senior solicitor with many years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of medical specialisms and different types of injuries. He is an experienced medical negligence solicitor and manages a team of lawyers within our department.

Sion joined Fletchers in 2018 as a Team Leader in the Medical Negligence Department. Throughout his 24 year legal career, he has specialised in conducting medical negligence claims on behalf of Claimants, previously working for other highly ranked leading firms in the field.

He has undertaken claims covering the full spectrum of medical specialisms, clinical settings, categories of defendant and types of negligent medical care and treatment.
These include high value and complex maximum severity cases, such as those involving limb amputations and permanent neurological injuries.

Sion is experienced at representing bereaved families at inquests and has a particular interest in fatal accident claims.


Notable Cases

JI v Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Trust: £1.25m recovered for client left paraplegic after spinal anaesthesia.

RS v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: £150,000 recovered for client in respect of a failure to recognise complications after a kidney transplant, where her father was the donor.

JN v MA: £100,000 recovered for a client who suffered 2 years persistent pain and disability after knee replacement surgery undertaken as a private patient.

CS v Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust: £400,000 recovered for a child who sustained Erb’s palsy during her delivery.

WO’C (Deceased) v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; £450,000 recovered for the family of the deceased who died as a result of a delay in diagnosing a brain tumour.


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