Surgeon pleads guilty to risking patients' health

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 30 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:292
  1. C Dyer

    A surgeon who performed operations knowing that he was a hepatitis B carrier faces a possible jail sentence after being convicted last week of causing a public nuisance. In what is thought to be an unprecedented case, Dr Umesh Gaud, aged 40, who worked at two London hospitals, pleaded guilty at Southwark crown court to knowingly endangering patients' health during heart and chest operations. Dr Gaud, of Mile End, east London, is believed to have infected …

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