Former footballer suing surgeon whose clients include Virgil van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Law firms Stewarts and Bevan Brittan LLP have been instructed in a dispute involving a former Premier League footballer and a specialist knee surgeon who has operated on international players such as Virgil van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The former Premier League footballer has sued the surgeon – Andy Williams of the Fortius Clinic in London – claiming that “aggressive” surgery ended his career.
Williams has denied the allegations and has instructed Bevan Brittan LLP to represent him in the dispute.
Tania Kahlon (pictured, right), solicitor at Bevan Brittan LLP, said on behalf of her client: “Mr Williams strenuously denies the allegations made against him. Whilst the litigation between the parties is ongoing, it would be inappropriate for Mr Williams to comment further at this time.”
Barrington Atkins (pictured, left), a sports disputes lawyer at law firm Stewarts, who are representing the former footballer, said: “Unless parties reach an amicable settlement, the courts will need to consider the extent to which this player’s medical treatment was negligent.
“Losing a professional football career is devastating to any player and their family. We hope this case will continue to raise awareness for player welfare and the duty of care owed by medical practitioners to footballers.”