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Case against interventional cardiologist resumes with new evidence

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5166 (Published 20 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5166
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    Some of the charges brought by the General Medical Council against the interventional cardiologist Joseph Motwani have been dropped after the GMC’s original expert witness stepped down from the case.

    Dr Motwani, a consultant at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with a national reputation, is accused of “pushing” the use of percutaneous cardiac intervention out of personal ambition and against the best interests of patients (BMJ 2010;340:c3510, 30 Jun, doi:10.1136/bmj.c3510). In some cases, the GMC alleges, the patient’s interests would have been better served by surgery.

    Dr Motwani originally faced charges relating to the care of 24 patients between August 2003 …

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