LONDON — A British physician has been accused of practicing a practice of euthanasia that is “unlawful” in the United States and has been banned from practicing medicine in the country.
Dr. Stephen Waddington, a specialist in neurosurgery, is the chief medical officer at a private medical practice in London, where he has worked since 2009.
Waddington is charged with operating on a person with a terminal illness and of administering the practice of “medical euthanasia” under a British law.
He was charged with the felony in Britain last year.
The charges stem from a 2015 article in the British medical journal BMJ.
In the article, Dr. Waddood wrote: “I know that in the end the only thing that can be done is to let them die.”
The article was published after a patient of Waddoude died from a bacterial infection in January 2016.
Wadoude was in the hospital with a fatal infection and the infection spread to the brain.
The patient died after the patient’s family decided that Waddout was the right person to have his organs harvested for transplant.
Wadoudean’s family then sued the British authorities in the U.K. and a British court.
The British authorities refused to admit wrongdoing and instead brought the case against Waddower in the European Court of Human Rights.
Wadsoude’s case was also brought to the U., which also ruled in Waddoeth’s favor.
The U.S. Justice Department says that it will investigate the allegations and the matter will be forwarded to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution.
A spokesperson for the U-S.
Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia declined to comment.
The spokesperson also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.