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BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 17 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:382

Patient dies from injection error: An elderly patient having surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm died on Saturday after a consultant anaesthetist mistakenly injected a spinal anaesthetic into a vein. The consultant, at the Brighton Healthcare NHS Trust, has been suspended. The patient's death comes only a week after the death of a patient …

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