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Doctor jailed for order for a fatal injection

A doctor instructed a junior doctor to inject anti-cancer medication into an 18 year old boys spine instead of his vein. The boy was recovering from leukaemia. He died a month later from paralysis and heart failure. The doctor was jailed for 8 months for manslaughter.

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About: Doctor jailed for order for a fatal injection

Date: 14 May 2004

Source: BBC News UK Edition


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