Monday, August 13, 2012

Dr. Freddy Patel: (1): Will appear this week before a medical tribune inquiring into his postmortem on Ian Tomlinson;

STORY: "Ian Tomlinson postmortem inquiry goes public," by reporter James Meikle, published in the Guardian on August 13, 2012.

GIST: "Patel's postmortem stating that Tomlinson died of a heart attack was challenged at Tomlinson's inquest and Harwood's trial. He has been disciplined for other professional failings, most recently in March 2011. The General Medical Council (GMC) asked an independent fitness-to-practice panel to strike him off the professional register.........The panel found Patel's 2002 reports on the death of Sally White – the first victim of the "Camden ripper" Anthony Hardy – were "irresponsible, not of the standard expected of a competent forensic pathologist and liable to bring the medical profession into disrepute".....The hearing will be held in Manchester on Monday and move to London on Wednesday.

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