Doctor convicted of manslaughter is suspended from register for a yearBMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2928 (Published 15 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2928
- Clare Dyer
- The BMJ
A hospital doctor who was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence in the treatment of a 6 year old boy who died from sepsis and heart attack has been suspended for 12 months by a medical practitioners’ tribunal.
Hadiza Bawa-Garba was a senior specialist registrar in paediatrics at Leicester Royal Infirmary in February 2011 when Jack Adcock, who had Down’s Syndrome, was admitted with diarrhoea, vomiting, and difficult breathing.
Bawa-Garba initially diagnosed gastroenteritis and ordered a fluid bolus, chest radiography, and blood tests. But she did not review the x ray pictures or the blood test results for hours after they became available and failed to appreciate the import of the blood results when she finally …