Doctor sentenced for manslaughter of leukaemia patientBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7417.697-a (Published 25 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:697
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A specialist registrar who supervised the mistaken injection of a cytotoxic drug into the spine of a teenager with leukaemia was sentenced to eight months in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter.
Feda Mulhem changed his plea as a retrial was about to begin at Nottingham Crown Court. An earlier trial had to be abandoned because of his ill health ( BMJ 2003;327: 123). …