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GMC to investigate pathologist who failed to notice adopted infant's injuries

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7416.640-c (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:640
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A Northern Ireland assistant state pathologist is to face investigation by the General Medical Council after the pathologist failed to notice several injuries in an adopted toddler who arrived dead at hospital.

    Last week an independent review commissioned by Northern Ireland's health minister, Angela Smith, strongly criticised the Craigavon and Banbridge Community Trust, which had responsibility for overseeing the adoption.

    The boy, David Filipache, and his twin brother, Samuel, were 11 months old when they were legally adopted in Romania by Geoffrey Briggs, a former missionary, and his wife in July 2000 and brought back …

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