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Junior doctor is cleared of manslaughter after feeding tube error

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:414
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A junior doctor who was charged with manslaughter after a patient died because a feeding tube was incorrectly inserted was cleared last week after just 28 minutes' deliberation by a jury at Nottingham crown court.

    Hiral Hazari, now 25, was accused of causing the death of 78 year old Maura Katherine O'Reilly by gross negligence when he was a 23 year old preregistration house officer, just six weeks into his first job.

    Mrs O'Reilly, a mother of six, died after she was fed through a nasogastric tube that was wrongly fitted. …

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