Thursday 23 November 2017

Medical Council probes doctor over death of man who collapsed in kitchen after attending clinic

Kevin Keane

A DOCTOR faces seven allegations is of poor professional performance over to his treatment of a Dublin man who died shortly after attending his clinic in 2009.

Dr Sandor Endredi is appearing a Medical Council fitness to practise inquiry today over to the death of Anthony Geraghty.

Dr Endredi is originally from Hungary but currently has a practice in Dublin 2.

He was working for the North Doc out-of-hours service in Coolock when 32-year-old Mr Geraghty, who was having difficulty breathing, was brought to see him by his twin brother at 12.45am.

The inquiry has heard this morning that Mr Geraghty had a history of heart disease, was on ‘maintenance methadone’ for a number of years, and had a history of drinking and taking benzodiazepine-type medication.

The inquiry has been told it will hear that Dr Endredi diagnosed Mr Geraghty with upper airway infection, obesity, tachycardia, hypertension and alcohol withdrawal.

Patrick Leonard BL, representing the CEO of the Medical Council, has said Dr Endredi prescribed a beta blocker, statinol, and an antibiotic, and sent Mr Geraghty home.

Mr Geraghty collapsed in the kitchen of his parents’ house shortly afterwards.

Despite attempts to resuscitate him, he was pronounced dead just after 2am in the Mater Hospital.

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