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Doctors face trial for manslaughter as criminal charges against doctors continue to rise

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7355.63 (Published 13 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:63
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Two UK junior doctors are to stand trial for manslaughter over the death of a 31 year old patient who developed staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome following a routine knee operation.

    Rajeev Srivastava and Amit Mizra, both senior house officers at the time, have been charged with causing the death of Sean Phillips, who died in June 2000 following surgery at Southampton General Hospital. A trial date has been set for March 2003 at Winchester crown court in Hampshire.

    The case follows the acquittal last month of consultant …

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