Surgeon is suspended because of concerns over eight “avoidable” deaths

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 11 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7461
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A consultant liver and pancreatic surgeon has been suspended from duties by his employers for nearly a year, amid concerns about eight “avoidable” deaths among his patients.

David Paul Berry, who worked at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, was suspended last January “following concerns about the outcomes for some liver patients whilst in his care,” Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said in a statement.

The health …

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