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  • Investigation concerning surgeries resumed after review

    Director of Public Prosecution Mikael Björk has decided to resume the discontinued investigation concerning two persons who had synthetic tracheas implanted. Both injured parties have passed away. The surgeon is now suspected on reasonable grounds of two cases of causing another’s death, gross crime.

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    Director of Public Prosecution Mikael Björk has decided to resume the discontinued investigation concerning two persons who had synthetic tracheas implanted. Both injured parties have passed away. The surgeon is now suspected on reasonable grounds of two cases of causing another’s death, gross crime.

    On 12 October 2017, the investigation was discontinued concerning the surgeon who was formerly employed at Karolinska University Hospital. One injured party and the relatives of two other injured parties who passed away requested a review. The review has been carried out by the Prosecution Development Centre of the Swedish Prosecution Authority. – We have chosen to review the entire case, i.e. all three patients who had their tracheas replaced. The investigation will now be resumed concerning two of the patients; a woman from Turkey and a man from Iceland. The medical evidence concerning the third patient, a man from the US, is not sufficient and therefore this investigation will not be reopened, said Director of Public Prosecution Mikael Björk. To resume the investigation is a prerequisite for initiating a prosecution, should the prosecutor decide to do so in the future. It is still too early to form an opinion as to which decision the prosecutor will make. – I have made a different judicial assessment to the former prosecutor. This does not mean that the prosecutor made an incorrect assessment as the legal position is unclear. There are only a few directive judgements from the Supreme Court. However, in my opinion there exist the pre-conditions to resume the parts of the investigation that concern the Icelandic man and the Turkish woman, said Mikael Björk. Director of Public Prosecution Mikael Björk will be responsible for the resumed investigation. Decisions (in Swedish) Beslut åm-2017-6793 (https://www.aklagare.se/globalassets/dokument/ovriga-dokument/am-2017-6793.pdf) (pdf) Beslut åm-2017-6793.2 (https://www.aklagare.se/globalassets/dokument/ovriga-dokument/am-2017-6793.2.pdf) (pdf)

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  • 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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  • 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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    The operative prosecution activities are conducted at seven Public Prosecution Areas and the National Public Prosecution Department. The prosecution areas consist of the country's 32 public prosecution offices, with a geographical sphere of operation that is approximately equivalent to a county. In Stockholm and Malmö there are several local public prosecution offices.

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