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Doctor who bungled abortion is allowed to continue working

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 29 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:679
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A consultant gynaecologist who inadvertently removed parts of a woman's kidneys, ovaries, and fallopian tubes during an abortion has been found guilty of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council but is allowed to continue working, under conditions.

    Dr Andrew Gbinigie, 47, was working his first day at the private Calthorpe Clinic in Birmingham in November 2000 when the abortion took place. During his first three abortions in the morning theatre staff had became concerned at his technique, and senior staff spoke to him at lunch time, but he reassured …

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