Sunday, September 02, 2018

“Mum’s anger as doctor is allowed to practise again after death of son

What could possibly go wrong? To refuse to allow her to practice medicine again would be “Islamophobic.”
The mother of a boy who died after a paediatrician mishandled his case has hit out at the decision to reinstate her.
Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was struck off in January after being convicted of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of six-year-old Jack Adcock.
But she challenged the decision at the Court of Appeal, which yesterday unanimously ruled her name should be restored to the medical register and a previous punishment of of a year’s suspension was sufficient.
Jack’s mother Nicola Adcock has called the ruling ‘an absolute disgrace’.
She told ITV News: ‘It makes a mockery of the justice system.
‘If she’d (Dr Bawa-Garba) have done what she should have done that day I know my son would still be here 99.9% and I will never budge from that.’
Jack, from Glen Parva, Leicestershire – who had Down’s syndrome and a heart condition – died at Leicester Royal Infirmary in 2011 after he developed sepsis.
In 2015 Dr Bawa-Garba was sentenced to two years in prison suspended for two years at Nottingham Crown Court.
The judge said neither she nor a nurse who was on duty ‘gave Jack the priority which this very sick boy deserved’, which included a misdiagnosis from the paediatrician.
She had also mistakenly marked him as ‘do not resuscitate’ after confusing him with another patient.
Mrs Adcock added in interview with Leicester Mercury: ‘We feel absolutely devastated and let down. What they have done is a mockery of the justice system.
‘She has contributed to a child’s death, but she’ll be able to work again.
‘What does it take to be struck off as a doctor?’…

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