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Paediatric neurologist is suspended for poor monitoring of epilepsy patient who died

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 05 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4991
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A consultant paediatric neurologist has been suspended for six months by a fitness to practise panel after he failed to ensure adequate monitoring of a patient with epilepsy who then died.

Jayaprakash Ayillath Gosalakkal was accused of a catalogue of clinical errors involving four patients at Leicester Royal Infirmary. All charges that related to the first three patients and alleged clinical misjudgment over long periods of treatment were found not proved, with no deficiencies identified in Gosalakkal’s care.

But in the case of Patient D, an epileptic patient with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, …

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