Doctor who exaggerated child abuse is cleared of misconductBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7501.1168-c (Published 19 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1168
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A consultant paediatrician who admitted exaggerating a report on alleged child abuse was cleared of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council this week. Camille San Lazaro behaved in an “inappropriate, irresponsible, and unprofessional” way, but her actions did not cross the threshold of serious misconduct, a GMC panel held after a three week hearing in Manchester.
Dr Lazaro, a consultant at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne, was reported to the GMC …