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Doctor is struck off for failing to prevent hallucinating patient from discharging herself

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 07 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2606
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A specialist in emergency medicine has been struck off the UK medical register for failing to stop a delusional and hallucinating patient discharging herself from hospital. The patient strangled and stabbed her 2 year old son to death later that night.

Clement Agbatar, who retired in 2012, was also found to have fallen short of proper clinical standards in his treatment of a patient who presented with vomiting and suspected head injury.

Unusually, the fitness to practise panel …

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