Indian-origin pathologist in UK suspended for misconduct

The General Medical Council had earlier ruled Dr Freddy Patel's fitness to practise was impaired as has been found guilty of gross professional misconduct.

The allegations upheld related to his post-mortem examination of murder victim Sally White, who was murdered in north London in 2002.

In the post-mortem examination on White, Patel said injuries, including gashes to her liver and bite marks, could all have come from natural causes and there was no sign that she was assaulted.

But the GMC said he had not considered all of the available evidence and failed to weigh up other likely reasons for the death.

The GMC panel said Patel had an "inflexible approach" to his autopsy conclusions and gave "superficial" consideration to the possibility she was asphyxiated.
Patel was previously criticised for his post-mortem examination on Ian Tomlinson who died at the G-20 protests in London.

The panel also ruled Patel had been "deliberately dishonest" in claims made on his CV and had not given truthful evidence to an earlier panel hearing.
It said this was against the "fundamental tenets" of good medical practice.

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