Jesus Take The Wheel: Surgeon Guilty For Killing Patients, Faces Life In Prison

- By Bossip Staff

This guy sounds super duper shady:

An American doctor accused of botching a string of operations while he was the chief surgeon at an Australian hospital was found guilty Tuesday of killing three of his patients and grievously harming another. Jayant Patel, 60, was ordered into police custody until he is sentenced on Thursday after a jury returned guilty verdicts on all charges against him.

Patel had pleaded innocent to three counts of manslaughter and one count of causing grievous bodily harm. The charges related to four patients he treated while working as director of surgery at the hospital in Queensland state. The jury found him guilty on all charges. He faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. The trial came more than 25 years after questions were first raised about Patel’s competency and marks a milestone for many former patients who have waited years to face the man they accuse of irreparably damaging their lives.

The trial heard that Patel had been banned by U.S. authorities from carrying out some of the procedures he undertook when he later moved to Australia. He had failed to inform his new employers about the restrictions. At the trial, prosecutor Ross Martin described Patel as a “bad surgeon motivated by ego” who tried to restore his reputation by carrying out surgery he was not competent to perform.

Patel did not speak at the trial, but his defense lawyer said he was a hardworking doctor devoted to his patients and that all of the patients named in the case had consented to the surgeries and knew the risks.



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  • LuvN_Life

    that’s NUTS!”just KRAZZy and dam scary

  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    guess he’s about to discover the true meaning of “down under”

  • Pantherbaby

    If he was banned in the US did he lose his license? Austrailan hospital official didn’t check this guy out good enough he must be a manipulative great talker the type that can sell ice cubes to an eskimo. Hope he enjoy prison in a foreign country.

  • evelyn


  • unknowntheartist

    I’m from Queensland and this case has been going on for some time now. The really bad thing about is this doctor did this in a state hospital in a regional area. There are very few doctors willing to go outback and he found a town, Bundaberg, he could manipulate, regardless of his reputation in America. Yes, the hospital didn’t conduct due diligence but there is no condoning killing people.

    It’s pretty spot on, this report (as it’s practically the same as the source). The only thing now after last night’s verdict, is there is talk that Jayant Patel may not even see the inside of a prison cell.
    A sad and such a horrible thing for the families to see drawn out over so many years and now the possibility of no real jail time.

    BTW, Australia is not a foreign country.

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