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Doctor’s Continue Manslaughtering Since 1795

by Medindia Content Team on  June 2, 2006 at 12:28 PM Medico Legal News   - G J E 4
Doctor’s Continue Manslaughtering Since 1795
A study on manslaughter by doctors in UK, says that many were convicted since 1990's, and in 2004 a surgeon named Steven Walker was found to be convicted but the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, found that conviction was low.
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Due to vengeance and retribution, Birmingham City Hospital researchers found 85 doctors had been charged with manslaughter since 1795.

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Because of vaginal wound and the doctor was drunken, a woman died after delivering her baby.In 20th century it results more due to use of powerful drugs.

Researchers studied over 200 years, and finds nearly 60 doctors were acquitted compared to 22 recorded convictions. A 37 cases were found with mistakes in the procedures.

Dr Robin Ferner, from a study concluded that many doctors were charged with manslaughter rises steadly since 1990s.But the rate of conviction remained slow.

Due to wrong procedure followed for a patient with catastrophic blood loss, surgeon Steven Walker was alleged in 2004 and received a 21-month suspended jail sentence.

Added to it, Ian Barker, a solicitor with the Medical Defence Union, says many were from system failure and individual errors.

Sometimes due to deeper complexities and procedural accidental errors, medical accidents happens and causes death of an seriously ill patient, which otherwise may occur due to involvement of dangerous procedures and using powerful drugs.

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