Medical News Summary: Doctor jailed for order for a fatal injection


About: Doctor jailed for order for a fatal injection
Date: 14 May 2004
Source: BBC News UK Edition
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News UK Edition): 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.
Related Disease Topics: Leukaemia, Paralysis, Heart failure

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