out-of-hours cover

Negligence or corporate manslaughter?

Passing the buck

Dr UrbaniDr Urbani
We hear that in February 2008, Daniel Urbani a German doctor on his first shift providing out-of-hours cover for GPs, killed 70 year old David Gray by giving him 10 times the normal recommended maximum dose of diamorphine. Shortly afterwards he left another patient dead see here.

Last month Ubani was given a nine-month suspended prison sentence in a German court for the UK incident and was fined €5,000 (£4,450) for causing death by negligence. He is continuing to practise in Witten, Germany, although he has been suspended from working in the UK by the General Medical Council's interim orders panel.

We are told that Dr Urbani specialises in anti-ageing medicine and is a cosmetic surgeon. He has a very simple website in ungrammatical English.

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