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Doctor is cleared of wrongdoing after woman dies following surgery for an ectopic pregnancy

A doctor who was performing an ectopic pregnancy operation decided to let a relatively inexperienced anesthetist finish the operation. The anesthetist inserted a tube wrongly resulting in lack of oxygen to the patient. By the time he called for assistance the patient was unable to be revived. After investigation, the doctor was allowed to continue working at the hospital. The anesthetist is unable to explain why he waited for so long before he called for assistance.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Daily Record

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About: Doctor is cleared of wrongdoing after woman dies following surgery for an ectopic pregnancy

Date: 15 September 2004

Source: Daily Record

Author: Michael Christie

URL: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=14641952&method=full&siteid=89488&headline=whitewash-name_page.html

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