Scottish inquiry vindicates decision not to resuscitate baby

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:7
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A paediatric registrar who decided not to resuscitate a baby born at 23 weeks' gestation was vindicated last week by a Scottish fatal accident inquiry. Sheriff Principal Robert Hay said that Dr Faisal al-Zidgali had acted reasonably and in the best interests of his patient, Rebecca Cassidy, who was born at Ayrshire Central Hospital on 7 September last year, weighing only 567 …

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