Manslaughter case: What were Dr Bawa-Garba's clinical failings?

The plight of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba — convicted of manslaughter for the death of a six-year-old patient — has been met with disbelief and anger by the medical profession.

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The UK paediatric register was “erased” from the medical register last month.

She had already been found guilty of gross negligence and given a two-year suspended sentence.

But her supporters say she was a competent doctor who was working in a dysfunctional hospital unit with no effective safety net. In such an environment, any mistake risked catastrophic consequences.


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