Paediatrician Dr Bawa-Garba struck off

The BBC has reported that Dr Bawa-Garba, a paediatrician previously at Leicester Royal Infirmary, has been struck off following the death of 6 year old Jack Adcock in 2011.

The paediatrician committed a catalogue of errors, including failing to diagnose sepsis and mistakenly thinking Jack was under a do-not-resuscitate order, leading to him suffering a cardiac arrest.

Dr Bawa-Garba was initially suspended from the medical register for 12 months before being found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence and being removed from the medical register. She was sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for two years.

Shantala Carr, Associate Solicitor in the Medical Negligence Department at Girlings Personal Injury Claims Solicitors has commented:

“This is a tragic case in which failings of a specialist doctor led to a missed diagnosis of sepsis and ultimately the death of a 6 year old boy. The General Medical Council (GMC) and the Crown Court do not take decisions lightly to strike off and convict a doctor of manslaughter by gross negligence.”

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