GP sued over detox death

A GP is being sued for breaching his duty of care while conducting rapid opioid detoxification on a woman who later died. 

Twenty-four-year-old Grace Yates was found unresponsive at the Psych 'n’ Soul clinic in Sydney in 2010, several hours after commencing rapid opioid detoxification with naltrexone implants. 

The young mother was rushed to hospital, but never regained consciousness and died after being taken off life support. 

Ms Yates’ five-year-old daughter is suing Dr Mohammad Rahman Shinwari, the Russian-trained doctor who oversaw her mother’s treatment, for undisclosed damages. 

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