Southall denies accusing a mother of murdering her sonBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39055.696204.DB (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1190
- Owen Dyer
The paediatrician David Southall, who is facing charges of serious professional misconduct at the General Medical Council, last week denied that he had accused a mother of murdering her 10 year old son.
Professor Southall is accused of abusing his position and adding to the distress of a bereaved patient during a 1998 interview with the child's mother, referred to as Mrs M. Her son, named only as M1, was found hanged in his bedroom in 1996. A police investigation led to no charges, and an inquest returned an open …