A&E doctor is suspended for nine months after series of incidents that alarmed colleagues

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 21 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f4038
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A middle grade accident and emergency doctor who gave a wrong diagnosis to a woman with an ectopic pregnancy and to a man with a broken neck has been ordered to be suspended from the medical register for nine months, after a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel found her professional performance to be deficient.

Camelia Jurcut, who qualified in Romania in 1999, was working at Skegness and Scunthorpe Hospitals between June and November 2011 when a string of incidents took place that alarmed colleagues.

The young woman, named only as Patient A, presented with severe lower abdominal pain in the first trimester of a second pregnancy. Jurcut failed to take a proper …

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