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After the storm, what now for Dr Bawa-Garba?


I disagree with Punam and almost everyone else. Dr BG did NOT make any mistakes in her timeline. The prosecution and expert witness [EW} said she did and the jury and judge accepted this. Judges and juries make mistakes. Please read the judgement. It is full of holes, in my opinion, it is a complete travesty. Here is the main one. Andrew Thomas QC, prosecuting, said: “Under their care, Jack’s condition needlessly declined to a point where, before he had been transferred to the next ward' The Court accepted the initial jury finding that Dr Bawa-Garba had been grossly negligent due to the obvious continuing deterioration in his condition which she failed properly to reassess. BUT Jack did not deteriorate. He got better. He was unresponsive on admission at 1030. He was bouncing at 1630 and so well, so much IMPROVED that he was transferred to a general ward at 1900.[ not much deterioration there'!!]. DR BG apologized for ' his improvement'!!! because she was fooled by this. She was not fooled or mistaken. Jack did get better till he got the ACEI, outside her care. Very strangely, Jack might still be alive if he had remained under her care, because he would not have got the ACEI as she had rightly stopped it. This case is a complete miscarriage of justice. 2 more points. The EW said that her diagnosis of gastroenteritis in a child with V+D for 12 hours was negligent. I think this statement is just nonsense. How on earth did he get away with this rubbish? The post-mortem was septic shock. The pathologist when asked if he could differentiate Septic vs ACEI shock, said it was ' outside his expertise'!! So we do not even know if Jack died of sepsis. Don't forget, Dr BG is still convicted of GNM. I think it was Wolfgang Pauli who said 'not even wrong'.

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18 Aug 2018

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