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Staff to be charged with gross negligence manslaughter over child’s death

Staff to be charged with gross negligence manslaughter over child’s death

Cloisters barrister, Linda Jacobs represented the family at the inquest of a six year old boy Jack Adcock who was admitted to Leicester Royal Infirmary with sickness and diarrhoea, and was later diagnosed as suffering pneumonia and septic shock.

 

He died when he was mistaken for a child with a ‘do not resuscitate’ order, and resuscitation was stopped, but then restarted.

The inquest was adjourned after 5 days for the CPS to consider prosecution.

A paediatrician and two nurses will be charged with Gross Negligent Manslaughter and will appear in the Magistrates’ Court on 23 January. 

Media coverage on this case can be found at:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11298765/Doctor-and-two-nurses-charged-with-manslaughter-over-death-of-six-year-old-boy.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-30516542

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-12-17/medical-staff-to-be-charged-with-gross-negligence-manslaughter-over-boys-death-at-leicester-hospital/

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4300004.ece

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