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'I didn't think we would harm him in the way we did', says medic who performed surgery that killed leading doctor and dad-of-two

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A doctor who performed a procedure that was botched and killed a fellow leading consultant said ‘I didn't think we would harm him in the way we sadly did', as an inquest heard how the patient suffered an ‘extremely rare catastrophic bleed’.

Professor Amit Patel, ‘one of the UK’s most knowledgeable doctors’ at the world-renowned Christie cancer hospital, became gravely ill and his condition was deteriorating rapidly when he was admitted to Wythenshawe Hospital in August 2021.

Medics had scrambled to try and understand the 43-year-old's rare illness and treat it. However, after a surgical test was recommended to try and diagnose his illness, the botched procedure ended up leaving Professor Patel with less than a 10 per cent chance of survival, and he later died.

The family of Professor Patel will now be forced to wait another month for answers about the tragic death of the beloved dad-of-two, after the inquest was already adjourned for weeks because of the amount of evidence needing to be heard. READ MORE: Expert was NOT given vital information before recommending surgery that killed beloved doctor and dad-of-two The inquest into the father-of-two's premature death began at Manchester Coroner’s Court on April 4 and was adjourned part-heard until Wednesday (May 1), under coroner Zak Golombek.

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