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Obstetrician accused of changing notes

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 17 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1433
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A deputy High Court judge last week accused an obstetrician and a midwifery sister of changing their notes and giving misleading evidence after the birth of a boy who was left profoundly disabled with cerebral palsy.

    Delivering judgment at the High Court in London, the judge, John Crowley QC, dismissed evidence by consultant obstetrician Edgar Tatford, now retired from the NHS, that he had advised Francesca Brock-Hollinshead to go immediately to …

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