Invitation to a press conference regarding the prosecutor’s decision in a case concerning surgeries

Published: 12/7/2018 10:06:00 AM

Media is invited to a press conference on Tuesday 11 December concerning the review of the case regarding a surgeon who was formerly employed at Karolinska University Hospital where he performed surgeries of tracheas.

The surgeon was notified of the suspicions against him for three cases of causing another's death, gross crime, as well as causing bodily harm, gross crime, and one case of causing bodily harm, gross crime. The surgeries were performed between 2011 and 2013.

The preliminary investigation was discontinued on 12 October 2017. One injured party, and relatives to two other injured parties, who passed away, requested a review. In December 2017, the Prosecution Development Centre started to examine the case with four injured parties.

On Tuesday 11 December, Director of Public Prosecution, Mikael Björk, will make a decision and present it at the press conference.

Either the Director of Public Prosecution shares the Public Prosecutor's assessment that the investigation should remain discontinued. The case closes. Or, the Director of Public Prosecution decides to conduct further investigative measures and resume the preliminary investigation.

Place, time and registration

Place: Clarion Sign hotel, Östra Järnvägsgatan 35, Stockholm Time: 11 am on Tuesday 11 December, doors open at 10.30 Registration: please contact [email protected]no later than 4 pm on Monday 10 December. Include press ID or certificate from editorial staff. Please note only accredited journalists can attend.

Director of Public Prosecution, Mikael Björk will attend the press conference.

There will be opportunities for interviews after the presentation. Questions will also be interpreted from Swedish into English, and vice versa, if needed.

The prosecutor will not give interviews at any other time than at the press conference.

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