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Urologist who was jailed for manslaughter is allowed back to work

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 31 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4931
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A consultant urologist who was jailed for manslaughter after he failed to treat a life threatening infection in a young mother quickly enough has been allowed to return to work under conditions set by a fitness to practise panel.

Sudhanshu Garg, 46, served one year of a two year jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter through gross negligence in 2012.1 He also admitted having altered patient notes in an attempt to cover his mistake.

In August 2008 he had been on call over the bank holiday weekend at Bradford Royal Infirmary, in his first consultant post, when Lisa Quinn, 37, was admitted with a kidney infection. Garg saw her 24 …

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