Patel, 62, the former director of surgery at Bundaberg Base Hospital, has pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of 75-year-old Mervyn Morris, who died in June 2003, three weeks after the major surgery.
Indian-origin surgeon Jayant Patel jailed over fatally bungled surgeries on Thursday lost an appeal against his conviction in an Australian court, with the
judge observing that "the case could hardly be more grave".
Indian-origin doctor Jayant Patel, dubbed as "Dr Death", was on Thursday sentenced to seven years in jail after being convicted by an Australian court of manslaughter that led to the death of three patients.
The Supreme Court in Brisbane was told on Wednesday that Indian-born surgeon Dr Jayant Patel, who is facing manslaughter charges, accidentally tore a patient`s oesophagus while performing a major operation.