Doctor sentenced to 6 months in jail for medical error

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AMMAN — A Jordanian court convicted a hospital doctor of committing a medical error which led to the death of a person and sentenced him to six months in jail, Amman Net reported.اضافة اعلان

The Amman Magistrate Court, headed by Judge Diab Al-Ishteyat, handed down its verdict and sentencing in a public hearing. The verdict can be appealed.

The court said it found that the convict performed a surgery on a person, whose skull bone was punctured because of the doctor’s lack of caution. That resulted in complications, which constituted the offense of causing the death of a person.

The court explained that the lack of caution was considered a form of a medical error, according to article 343 of the Penal Code and the definition of medical error contained in article 2 of the Law on Medical and Health Liability.

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