Two doctors sentenced in Canary Islands for failing to treat woman with hyponatraemiaBMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4016 (Published 28 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4016
- Aser García Rada
Two doctors in the Canary Islands have been convicted of grievous bodily harm and sentenced to jail for their role in the mismanagement of a woman with severe hyponatraemia who ended up in a vegetative state.
Both doctors have been disqualified from practising for three years, sentenced to two years and three months of imprisonment, and fined €807 700 (£568 000; $885 000) for hospital costs and for serious disability and permanent injuries caused to the woman. They have also been ordered to pay €100 000 to the patient’s mother for moral damages to the family.
The 31 year old patient, who has a history …
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