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BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 29 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1540

Surgeons cleared of manslaughter: Two surgeons on trial for killing a patient, whose only healthy kidney was removed by mistake, were cleared of manslaughter this week. Consultant urologist John Roberts and locum surgical registrar Mahesh Goel were acquitted on the direction of the judge at Cardiff Crown Court. Graham Reeves, 69, died in March 2000 following the operation at …

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