Chelyabinsk Region: doctor to be tried for death of patient to whom he prescribed medication

Chelyabinsk Region: doctor to be tried for death of patient to whom he prescribed medication

A sheet with the prescription treatment was torn out of the patient’s medical card.

In the town of Korkino, the Chelyabinsk Region, a 31-year-old general practitioner, whose patient died in intensive care after taking the medications prescribed to her, will stand trial. According to investigators, the patient with bronchial asthma was treated with drugs contraindicated for her illness. An unknown person tore out a sheet with a prescription issued by the therapist out of her medical card, the regional Prosecutor's Office reports.

The patient felt worse the next day after taking the medicine. The connection with the drugs was revealed by the medical examination. The doctor pleads innocent. She faces up to six years in prison for services that, through negligence, resulted in death of a person.

The criminal case will be considered Korkinsky City Court. The spouse of the patient who died in March 2018 intends to file a civil lawsuit for moral damages.

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