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Doctor acquitted by the Court of Appeal

Post date: 19/12/2019 | Time to read article: 1 mins

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 19/12/2019

Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director of Medical Protection, said:

“We are delighted that Dr Mehta has been acquitted by the Court of Appeal. He and his family fought hard to clear his name and we are proud to have been able to support them in achieving this outcome.

“False allegations can cause a loss of reputation, profession and income. Tragically in Dr Mehta’s case, they can also lead to a loss of liberty.

“Trust is vital to the doctor-patient relationship. While such cases are very rare, it is vital that support and protection are in place to protect doctors and the wider profession from the threat of false accusations.

“We will now support Dr Mehta in working to reverse the General Medical Council’s decision to remove his right to practise on the basis of the now overturned conviction.”

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Notes to editor

Please see the press release sent by Hodge Jones & Allen here.

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The Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”) is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice.   

Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This can include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.

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