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GMC must consider case against paediatricians who suspected parents of fabricating child's illness

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 11 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1110
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A couple suspected of fabricating their daughter's illness and threatened with having her taken into care have won a High Court ruling that the General Medical Council must reconsider their complaint against the two paediatricians who raised the concerns.

    The girl, now 15 years old, was eventually diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. The local council agreed to withdraw the care proceedings and was ordered to pay the …

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