Doctors convicted over death of surgery patient

Doctors convicted over death of surgery patient

Two doctors in northern Greece have been convicted of negligent manslaughter over the May 2017 death of a 24-year-old man from complications following surgery. 

The surgeon who implanted a gastric bypass ring in the young man’s body at a private clinic in the city of Thessaloniki was sentenced to four years, which he can pay off instead of serving in prison, at a rate of 5 euros a day. 

It is his second conviction for a similar crime. 

The second doctor, who received a suspended sentence of 20 months, was found guilty of failing to adequately treat the 24-year-old at a clinic in his hometown of Kavala for a deadly infection caused by the operation.

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