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Family compensated when man dies after untrained doctor delivers fatal painkiller overdose

A hospital was ordered to pay 7,000 pounds for failing to train a doctor in medical equipment use. This resulted in the doctor accidentally delivering painkiller at 10 times the required dose to a 59 year old man. He died of an overdose after recovering from an operation to unblock leg arteries. An out of court settlement was reached with the family.

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About: Family compensated when man dies after untrained doctor delivers fatal painkiller overdose

Date: 9 Mar 2001

Source: BBC News UK Edition

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/1211153.stm

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