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Junior doctor charged with manslaughter after medical error

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 21 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:616
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A hospital doctor has been charged with manslaughter over the death of a teenager who was wrongly given a spinal injection of a cytotoxic drug meant for intravenous use only.

    Feda Mulhem, 35, from Leicester, is accused of the unlawful killing of Wayne Jowett, 18, who died at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham in February last year after vincristine was injected into his spine.

    A police spokeswoman said Dr Mulhem was …

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