Junior doctor is cleared of manslaughter after feeding tube errorBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7386.414 (Published 22 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:414
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A junior doctor who was charged with manslaughter after a patient died because a feeding tube was incorrectly inserted was cleared last week after just 28 minutes' deliberation by a jury at Nottingham crown court.
Hiral Hazari, now 25, was accused of causing the death of 78 year old Maura Katherine O'Reilly by gross negligence when he was a 23 year old preregistration house officer, just six weeks into his first job.
Mrs O'Reilly, a mother of six, died after she was fed through a nasogastric tube that was wrongly fitted. …