Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was struck off in January after being convicted of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of six-year-old Jack Adcock.
But she challenged the decision at the Court of Appeal, which yesterday unanimously ruled her name should be restored to the medical register and a previous punishment of of a year’s suspension was sufficient.
The judge said neither she nor a nurse who was on duty ‘gave Jack the priority which this very sick boy deserved’, which included a misdiagnosis from the paediatrician.
She had also mistakenly marked him as ‘do not resuscitate’ after confusing him with another patient.
This is particularly rich.
Giving the appeal court’s ruling, the Master of the Rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, said: ‘The tribunal was satisfied that her deficient actions in relation to Jack were neither deliberate nor reckless, that she had remedied the deficiencies in her clinical skills and did not present a continuing risk to patients, and that the risk of her clinical practice suddenly and without explanation falling below the standards expected on any given day was no higher than for any other reasonably competent doctor.’
You see, this Nigerian nurse didn't maliciously murder that young boy. She merely ignorantly killed him. Of course, she won't let other patients die because the benevolent government said so.