Radiation overdose teenager dies

#5
Agreed, manslaughter should be considered. If I'm on the ranges and have an ND would the forces just be "extremely upset at the sad news,"

17 overdoses is not human error these people are trained, once maybe 17 NO!!
 
#6
You should read some of the supporting stories on that site.

Prof Rodger said that the investigation had also confirmed that no other patient treatments were affected. ..He added: "Patient safety is at the heart of everything we do. We have sought assurances from NHS Greater Glasgow that no other patients have been put at risk - and they have given us that assurance. 08 Feb 06

The Greater Glasgow Health Board admitted there had been 46 serious incidents since 1985. ...more than 200 cancer sufferers have been seriously injured or killed by overdoses of radiation in the last six years alone. 12 May 06
As if haveing cancer isn't bad enough the NHS seem to use kill or cure techniques!
 
#7
Unfortunately, the courts have consistently shown a reluctance to impose criminal liabilities on doctors for 'policy' reasons - something to do with not wanting them to practise 'defensive medicine'.

IIRC, where homicide is concerned, negligent treatment is not enough to impose criminal liability. I think there was a case where the treatment was described as 'patently bad' and still no criminal liability was imposed.

I think the family should sue for negligence.
 
#8
Mad_Moriarty said:
"An investigation blamed the mistake on human error. "

Human error, it should be criminal negligence!!!

More here
2159 were killed and over 165,000 injured last year by NHS negligence. LINK

That's about the same as the number killed in the twin towers on 9/11 - and it's happening every year.

Our government is introducing new corporate manslaughter laws to make directors personally responsible for the negligence of their companies. Anybody like to bet that they'll be granting ministers an exemption from the new law?
 

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