November 1 2014 Latest news:
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
A doctor whose blunder caused the death of a Fenland man six years ago is suing one of his victim’s sons.
Daniel Ubani, who was working as an overseas locum GP, gave David Gray, 70, of Manea, 10 times the recommended amount of diamorphine.
But Ubani is suing Mr Gray’s son Rory after he and brother Stuart heckled him as he was about to give a speech in Germany, where he is still allowed to practice, forcing him to abandon the event and miss dinner.
Ubani is demanding almost 3,400 euros, equivalent to £2,800 compensation. The sum covers the cost of dinner, expenses and the fee for his speech, which was not paid.
In 2010, an inquest found that Mr Gray had been unlawfully killed and an arrest warrant was issued for Ubani.
But the doctor had returned to Germany and a deal was reached under which he was sentenced there – receiving a nine-month suspended jail term and fine for a lesser charge of causing death by medical negligence.
He was banned from practising in the UK after being struck off by the General Medical Council. After Ubani, 71, was banned from practising in the UK following the inquest, Mr Gray’s sons discovered the doctor was giving a speech on plastic surgery in Lindau, Bavaria.
Brothers Stuart, now 54 and a GP in the West Midlands, and scientist Rory, 49, who lives in Germany, attended the event in June 2010 to confront him.
The inquest heard that Ubani was on his first shift in the UK as a locum when he killed Mr Gray.
Evidence at the hearing in Wisbech suggested he had also inappropriately treated at least two other patients.
German police documents later showed neither the university where Ubani claimed to have studied nor the state examination office had a record of him sitting the state medical exam.
Nigerian-born Ubani has given Mr Gray two weeks to answer his case or face a full court hearing.