Surgeon charged with manslaughter over kidney error

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 15 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:590
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    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 …

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