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Doctor hounded to suicide after not diagnosing a man's pneumonia

A doctor told a 33 year old man he had the flu and sent him home with antibiotics. He died 24 hours later of undiagnosed pneumonia. The case was publicly investigated and the doctor cleared of negligence but the man's mother hounded the doctor mercilessly until he eventually committed suicide.

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About: Doctor hounded to suicide after not diagnosing a man's pneumonia

Date: 31October 2001

Source: BBC News UK Edition

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/1629090.stm

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