Senior surgeon’s conviction for manslaughter is quashed

@article{Dyer2016SeniorSC,
  title={Senior surgeon’s conviction for manslaughter is quashed},
  author={Clare Dyer},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={355}
}
  • C. Dyer
  • Published 16 November 2016
  • Medicine
  • British Medical Journal
David Sellu, a senior colorectal surgeon who was jailed for gross negligence manslaughter after a patient died, has had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal.1 Three judges ruled that the conviction was unsafe because the trial judge’s direction to the jury was inadequate, failing to help them identify when negligence was so serious as to be criminal. The patient, 66 year old James Hughes, was recovering after a routine knee replacement on 5 February 2010 at the private Clementine… 
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The case is unusual because doctors are rarely convicted of manslaughter in the United Kingdom and for a doctor to be jailed for killing a patient is unusual.