Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that Dr Cohn did not provide good clinical care to five patients in that he failed to adequately consider a patient’s medical and surgical history, adequately communicate with the theatre team of a major change in procedure. It is alleged in relation to another patient that Dr Cohn failed recognise that a significant blood vessel had been damaged during a procedure he carried out.
It is also alleged that Dr Cohn, whilst performing a procedure on another patient, failed to recognise that he had directly injured the sigmoid colon and that he failed to review the patient post-operatively. In relation to another patient, it is alleged that Dr Cohn failed to submit an incident report for a patient when he was aware that the patient had been returned to theatre as a result of complications. In addition it is alleged that Dr Cohn was informed that another patient had cumulative blood loss of 2000 ml and he failed to review the patient in person and report any complications.
This reflects the allegation as it stands at the start of the hearing. The allegation may be amended as the hearing proceeds and when findings of fact are made by the tribunal.
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In accordance with Rule 41(2) of the General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules 2004, the tribunal may decide to exclude the public from the proceedings or any part of the proceedings, where they consider that the circumstances of the case outweigh the public interest in holding the hearing in public.