Anaesthetist loses final appeal

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 09 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:78
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ.

    An anaesthetist found guilty of manslaughter four years ago for causing the death of a patient had his appeal unanimously rejected by the House of Lords last week. Five law lords, including the Lord Chancellor, Lord Mackay, held that the trial judge had correctly summed up the law to the jury that convicted Dr John Adomako in 1990.

    The prosecution arose from the death of Alan Loveland, 33, during an operation for a detached retina at the Mayday Hospital, Croydon, in …

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