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Fatal visit to the general practitioner.

PMID: 29870175 (view PubMed database entry)

Vera Sterzik, Vanessa Wild, Weishaupt Julia, Thomas Tatschner, Bernhard Babel, Michael Bohnert,

A 31-year-old female asthmatic patient received an infusion of metamizole and tramadol for chronic pain at a GP surgery. After a few minutes, the patient developed breaing difficulties and died in spite of resuscitation measures. The general practitioner was suspected of medical malpractice. Medico-legal investigations confirmed the assumption that death was caused by anaphylacitic shock. In spite of temporary intubation into the oesophagus no evidence of medical malpractice was found, however.

Arch Kriminol (Archiv fur Kriminologie)
[2016, 238(3-4):120-127]

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