Princess Diana’s private GP who identified her body is sued by widow of City banker who died after he prescribed ‘high-risk’ d*ug
Dr Peter Wheeler, Princess Diana’s private GP, facing a damages claim of £300k
In connection with the death of banker Stefanos Vavalidis, who died in 2016
His widow, Barbara, has claimed her husband’s death from liver failure was caused by the negligent prescription of a dug given by Dr Wheeler
Dr Wheeler had proscribed the dug methotrexate to treat psoriasis
Princess Diana’s private GP who identified her body after she was killed in a car crash in Paris is being sued for negligence by the widow of a City banker after he proscribed a ‘high risk’ dug.
Dr Peter Wheeler, a partner at the Sloane Street Surgery, is facing a damages claim of £300,000 in connection with the death of banker Stefanos Vavalidis.
Mr Vavalidis’s widow, Barbara, has claimed her husband’s death from liver failure was caused by the negligent prescription of a dug given by Dr Wheeler.
Dr Wheeler had given the businessman, who specialised in European banking, the dug methotrexate between May 2003 and 2015 to treat the skin condition psoriasis, the Sunday Telegraph reported.
According to a writ lodged with the High Court, the dug damaged the banker’s liver and led to his health deteriorating over the years.
He died on January 21, 2016, from cirrhosis of the liver, with pneumonia and renal infection.
Mrs Vavalidis, who is being represented by Leigh Day, has claimed Dr Wheeler failed to make sure her husband was properly monitored while taking the dug for the 12 years.
The writ alleges that Dr Wheeler knew the dug was ‘high-risk’ with ‘potentially side effects’ and also claims that if he had prescribed the banker with folic acid supplements it would have aided his liver condition.
Mrs Vavalidis, who is seeking damages for her and sons, Alexander, 32, and Philip, 27. said her husband would still be alive had her stopped being given the d*ug.
Dr Wheeler, who is married with four grown up children, lives in Belgravia.
He worked as the princess’ private GP and officially identified Diana’s body when it was brought back from France following her death in a car crash in August 1997
He has not responded to requests for a comment but is understood to be preparing to deny and contest Mrs Vavalidis’s allegations.
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