Friday, 26 January 2018

Doctor whose mistakes cost life of six-year-old struck off after High Court challenge

Doctor whose mistakes cost life of six-year-old struck off after High Court challenge A doctor whose mistakes cost the life of a six-year-old has been struck off after a High Court challenge.

Jack Adcock, from Glen Parva, Leicestershire, who had Down's Syndrome and a known heart condition, died at Leicester Royal Infirmary in 2011 after he developed sepsis.

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter in 2015 and sentenced to two years in prison suspended for two years.

Mr Justice Nicol said that neither Dr Bawa-Garba or a nurse who was on duty at the time "gave Jack the priority which this very sick boy deserved".

However, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal imposed only a sanction of 12 months' suspension. The Daily Telegraph

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