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Struck-off junior doctor to appeal High Court decision

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Has anyone looked a the shambolic quality of her original legal team which defended the manslaughter case. A 5yr old who had watched 1 episode of a tv court case should have been able to get her off with all the systemic failures that occurred on that day. The prosecution needed to present an overwhelming case of personal negligence and from the discussions on here and details from the case published - there is no way they should have been able to do that. Simply the fact that a family member/mother gave enalapril that precipitated the arrest - means she was in no way to blame, as once arrested the patient is already dead. Her efforts to resuscitate are irrelevant as you can't kill someone who has no pulse and is not breathing as they are already dead. This technicality alone should have been enough to stop her - as otherwise every paramedic and doctor or nurse involved in a resuscitation attempt in the UK over many years is at risk of manslaughter. The end result - no would go near a collapsed patient in fear of this. Watch healthcare collapse on itself. The only time when a healthcare professional should ever be at risk of prosecution, is if there is any evidence of intent, foul play. If there is an error it should be leant from and prevented from happening again - and retraining as appropriate, for as long as required with supervision if needed.

Posted date

08 Feb 2018

Posted time

8:37am

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