Patel conviction requires broad interpretation of Criminal Code provision

Sep 2010 |

Dr Jayant Patel was recently convicted and sentenced by the Supreme Court of Queensland on three counts of manslaughter arising out of criminal negligence.

The conduct in respect of which the convictions were sought was the performance of surgical procedures on three patients between 2003 and 2005, all of whom died as a result of post-operative complications. All three victims had consented to the procedures which had been recommended by Patel.

By Mark Brookes, Partner |

and Stacey Leeke, Solicitor

Insurance Newsletter, September 2010