Judge criticises transplant blunder

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 27 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:205

A High Court judge in Britain last week criticised a Sussex hospital where a cancerous kidney was transplanted into a patient for “blunders” that nearly cost the man his life. Peter Sumners, aged 51, claimed damages after he developed cancer from the kidney, which was transplanted at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, in June 1986. Doctors discovered within days of the transplant …

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