‘Raychel’s law’ would make Duty of Candour legally binding – Solicitor


There’s a call for a new law imposing a legal duty on doctors and other health professionals to admit mistakes.
It follows the inquiry into the hypnotraemia related deaths of five children in Northern Ireland’s hospitals, which found that four of them were avoidable, including that of 9-year-old Derry schoolgirl, Raychel Ferguson, who died at Altnagelvin Hospital in 2001 after what was supposedly a routine appendix operation.
It’s now been deterined she died after being administered with a lethal dose of intravenous fluids.
The inquiry report found there was a “reluctance among clinicians to openly acknowledge failings.
Solicitor Des Doherty represented Raychel’s mother Marie at the inquiry…………..

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