Surgeon charged with manslaughter over kidney errorBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7313.590a (Published 15 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:590
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A senior surgeon at a Welsh hospital has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a Korean war veteran whose healthy kidney was removed by mistake instead of the diseased one.
John Roberts, aged 59, a consultant urologist, who has been suspended by Carmarthenshire NHS Trust since the operation on Graham Reeves, aged 70, was due to make a preliminary appearance at Llanelli magistrates' court this week. Mr Reeves died in March 2000, five …