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Surgeons cleared of manslaughter after removing wrong kidney

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:9
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The manslaughter trial of two surgeons charged with killing a patient by mistakenly removing his only healthy kidney was halted last week after a prosecution pathologist told the court he could not be sure that the blunder had caused the patient's death.

    Consultant urologist John Roberts, aged 60, and locum registrar Mahesh Goel were cleared of the manslaughter of Graham Reeves, aged 70, on the direction of Mr Justice McKinnon at Cardiff Crown Court in south Wales after the prosecution decided to offer no further …

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