Patient who died during robot surgery had 99% chance of living if human operated

A heart patient who died after a robot performed complicated surgery said the man would have had a “99 per cent” chance of survival if a human had operated. The doctor leading the surgery on Stephen Pettitt, who died after a "catalogue of errors: was not trained enough to use the robot and had only practised using it on a […]

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Mum-of-four died after medics made ‘catastrophic mistake’ during routine surgery

A mum-of-four died following routine surgery after medics made a “catastrophic” mistake deemed so basic it should never have happened, her family claim. Sharon Grierson’s heartbroken sister is furious that nobody has been held to account for the 44-year-old’s death. Kristie Steele has taken in single mum Sharon’s two teenage sons Ben, 18, and Sam, 16. Sharon, who also had […]

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