Dutch doctor who was jailed for culpable homicide has his sentence cutBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7522.926-c (Published 20 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:926
- Tony Sheldon
A former paediatric cardiologist in Holland who was jailed for culpable homicide aftera 7 month old girl died from complications of a heart catheterisation has had his sentence reduced on appeal. Under Dutch law the names of defendants are not disclosed, so the doctor is known only as Dr Paul H.
The Arnhem Appeal Court reduced his six year ban on practising medicine to a suspendedthree year ban on condition that he did not work in paediatrics, and it reduced his 18 month prison sentence to six months, four of which were suspended. Dr H was also convicted of possessing a large amount …