G20 pathologist acted irresponsibly in earlier casesBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4711 (Published 27 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4711
- Helen Mooney, London
The Home Office pathologist who suggested that the newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson had died of a heart attack during the G20 protest in London in April 2009 behaved irresponsibly in a series of other autopsies, a General Medical Council disciplinary panel has ruled.
The GMC found Freddy Patel had been “irresponsible” in earlier unrelated examinations; he could now be suspended or struck off the medical register at a later hearing.
Dr Patel’s findings on the death of Mr Tomlinson differed from those of two colleagues, and led to no charges being brought over the death …