Bristol heart surgeon loses claim over sacking
Wednesday 31 July 2002
A surgeon involved in the Bristol heart babies scandal who claimed he was sacked unfairly has lost his claim for unfair dismissal.
Janardan Dhasmana, 60, was sacked in September 1998 in relation to the abnormally high death rate among children having cardiac surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary between 1988 and 1995.
He was dismissed by United Bristol Healthcare Trust, which runs the hospital, when he was found guilty of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council.
But Mr Dhasmana claimed he had been made a "scapegoat" and brought a case for unfair dismissal and breach of contract to an employment tribunal in Bristol this month. He said the trust had been influenced by "lurid'' media publicity' and had not considered his case objectively.
But sources close to the case said yesterday all of Mr Dhasmana's claims had been dismissed by the tribunal.
Neither the trust nor solicitors for Mr Dhasmana would make any comment on the tribunal result.
The trust's chief executive, Hugh Ross, said Mr Dhasmana was sacked because he lost the "trust and confidence of his colleagues". Mr Dhasmana was banned from operating on children for three years in June 1998. Two other doctors were struck off.
Life & Style blogs
Dating site hack reveals sexual secrets of 4 million users
Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
Near-death experiences: what it feels like to die
What do the emoji on Snapchat mean?
Teenager tries to buy elderly homeless man breakfast at McDonald's but is told homeless people cannot be served under 'new policy'
- 1 Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
- 2 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 3 Group of students refused entry to Leicester nightclub 'because they are black'
- 4 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 5 Arsenal fan asks the Queen for tickets to the FA Cup final - gets a reply from Buckingham Palace
£40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...
£35 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitment Consu...