Doctor is struck off for failing to disclose manslaughter conviction in Spain

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 04 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2554
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A doctor who was convicted of manslaughter in Spain for ending the life of a terminally ill patient but who concealed that he was under investigation for the crime when he came to the United Kingdom to work has been ordered to be struck off the UK medical register.

Marcos Hourmann, originally from Argentina, was backed by the son and daughter of 82 year old Carmen Cortiella, who had advanced colon cancer, diabetes, and hypertension and had had a heart attack, but he was convicted of her manslaughter in Spain in 2009.

A General Medical Council fitness to practise panel has ordered him to be struck off …

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