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Doctor guilty of professional misconduct after death of 20-year-old

A report is being prepared for the Medical Council ahead of sanctions.

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A DOCTOR, WHO cannot be named, has been found guilty of two allegations of professional misconduct by the Medical Council’s Fitness to Practise Committee.

An inquiry into Dr A’s professional conduct was launched following the death of 20-year-old Dublin woman Vicki Core.

She died on 1 July 2007 from cardiac arrest connected to bronchial pneumonia. She had visited Dr A the day before.

The committee, which sat yesterday, found that Dr A “failed to carry out all appropriate examinations of Ms Core and or failed to carry out one or more examinations in a competent manner”.

Dr A also “failed to give adequate consideration to the symptoms Ms Core was suffering from as reported by her and the members of Ms Core’s family on or around the 29 June 2007 and on or around the 30 June 2007″, according to the committee.

A report is being prepared for the Medical Council before a decision is made on suitable sanctions.

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