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Surgeon fails in attempt to get patients’ inquest verdict changed

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 14 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4866
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A consultant heart surgeon under investigation by the UK General Medical Council over allegations that he misrecorded data to make his surgical outcomes look better has failed in a High Court attempt to quash part of the verdict of an inquest into the deaths of three patients.

Ian Wilson was a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham until he was sacked in October 2013 after an internal review found misrecording of bypass and other data.1

In August 2012 the hospital’s internal recording …

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