High Court quashes tribunal decision to ban cosmetic surgeon from practising

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 25 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5848
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A cosmetic surgeon who was struck off the medical register for a catalogue of failings is free to practise again, after the High Court quashed the decision.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service ordered Olufemi Adeogba, 62, to be banned from practising last December.1 But he appealed to the High Court and won a ruling that he had been treated unfairly when the fitness to practise panel went ahead with a hearing in his absence. Judge Graham Wood referred the case back to the registrar at the General Medical Council to set up a new hearing, …

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