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Gross negligence manslaughter and doctors: ethical concerns following the case of Dr Bawa-Garba.

Samanta A, Samanta J. Gross negligence manslaughter and doctors: ethical concerns following the case of Dr Bawa-Garba. J Med Ethics. 2019;45(1):10-14. doi:10.1136/medethics-2018-104938.

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October 3, 2018
Samanta A, Samanta J. J Med Ethics. 2019;45(1):10-14.

The identification of medical mistakes as criminal acts is complicated. This commentary reviews a high-profile incident involving missed and untreated sepsis that resulted in the death of a child to illustrate ethical dilemmas associated with criminalizing care failures.

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Samanta A, Samanta J. Gross negligence manslaughter and doctors: ethical concerns following the case of Dr Bawa-Garba. J Med Ethics. 2019;45(1):10-14. doi:10.1136/medethics-2018-104938.