The BBC reported earlier this month on the extraordinary case of a surgeon failing to record that the organs he had removed from a donor may have become infected in the process.

It was only when one of the recipients of an infected organ died and another become severely unwell that the circumstances of the donated organs came under investigation.

According to the BBC, the surgeon who was removing the donated organs accidentally cut the stomach, allowing its contents to leak over the other organs and infecting them with Candida albicans.

A failure to record this incident meant that there was no awareness that the organs might be infected when they were transplanted into recipient patients.

This failure of a duty of care and its shocking outcomes led to a serious incident report by NHS Blood and Transplant and a significant claim for compensation.

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