Letters Mid Staffs inquiry

Precedents in law for punishing gross negligence

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1359 (Published 05 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1359
  1. Piotr Szawarski, anaesthetist1
  1. 1Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Trust, London SE1 9RT, UK
  1. piotr.szawarski{at}gmail.com

Carter and Jarman mention the “grossly negligent” practice reported by the Royal College of Surgeons’ review.1 2 Readers may recall the case of doctors Misra and Srivastava whose gross negligence resulted in manslaughter charges …

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