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GPs face charges of manslaughter over boy’s death from Addison’s disease

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 06 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2603
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

Two GPs are on trial for manslaughter for failing to visit or summon an ambulance to a 12 year old boy who died from Addison’s disease.

Joanne Rudling, 46, and Lindsey Thomas, 42, could have saved Ryan Morse’s life if they had acted in response to phone calls from his mother, Cardiff Crown Court was told at the trial opening.

Ryan died at home on 8 December 2012. Both doctors, who worked at Abernant surgery, …

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