Doctor sentenced for manslaughter of leukaemia patient

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 25 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:697
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    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.

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    Dr Feda Mulhem

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    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). …

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