Monday, July 05, 2010

You Can't Believe Doctors Anymore (Or At Least One)

Now they tell us:

Fury as doctor who said Lockerbie bomber would die in three months admits: He could live for a decade

The cancer expert who predicted the Lockerbie bomber would die within three months of his release from prison has admitted he could live for another ten years or more.

Professor Karol Sikora, who had diagnosed Abdelbaset Al Megrahi with terminal cancer, faced calls to apologise to victims' families last night.

Campaigners reacted with fury to the professor's comments...

...Cancer specialist Prof Sikora admitted it was 'embarrassing' that Megrahi has lived much longer than expected...Megrahi's release from his Scottish prison cell last August - on the orders of Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill - was mired in controversy.

Some relatives of victims of the 1988 bombing claimed Megrahi was never as sick as he claimed to be, and criticised the release on so- called 'compassionate grounds' as an unforgiveable mistake.

The Scottish government claimed there was a 'firm consensus' among medical experts that he would die within 12 weeks.

But there was widespread speculation the move was in fact part of an Anglo-Libyan trade deal - and unrelated to his terminal prostate cancer - after it emerged UK Government ministers had pushed for his release.

So, he thumbed his nose at the victims?

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