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NHS trust is charged with corporate manslaughter over woman’s death after emergency caesarean

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 22 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2181
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

Prosecutors have launched a corporate manslaughter prosecution against an NHS trust in the case of a 30 year old primary school teacher who died after an emergency caesarean section.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has been charged with manslaughter over the death of Frances Cappuccini, who had a cardiac arrest after haemorrhaging and died within hours of the …

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