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Dr Trossel struck off by GMC

Stem cell doctor Robert Trossel is removed from the medical register

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29 September 2010

The General Medical Council (GMC) has today concluded its disciplinary proceedings against Dr Robert Trossel by removing his name from the medical register. 

This decision comes after investigations were carried out into his use of stem cells on a group of vulnerable patients with incurable conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, which were not designed for human use 

His patients paid large sums of money for this private treatment, some of which came from families' pension funds, or from fund-raising events among friends and local communities. The GMC has found that Dr Trossel exaggerated the benefits of this treatment, overstated the success rate in treating patients with MS, and failed to inform patients fully of what was contained in the injections he gave to his patients.

The Chairman of the GMC, Mr Brian Gomes da Costa, today told Dr Trossel:

"You have exploited vulnerable patients and their families...You have given false hope and made unsubstantiated and exaggerated claims to patients suffering from degenerative and devastating illnesses...Your conduct has unquestionable done lasting harm, if not physically, then mentally and financially, to these patients and also to their families and supporters".

Leigh Day & Co are instructed by a group of individuals to investigate claims for compensation arising out of their treatment by Dr Trossel. 

If you wish to speak to one of our lawyers about a possible claim, please contact Martyn Day or Jill Paterson on 0207 650 1219.

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