First ever NHS corporate manslaughter prosecution stopped by Judge

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First ever NHS corporate manslaughter prosecution stopped by Judge

A corporate manslaughter prosecution against Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, and a gross negligence manslaughter prosecution against consultant anaesthetist Errol Cornish has come to a halt following a successful ‘submission of no case to answer’ by the Defendants.  

The Jury returned not guilty verdict after Mr Justice Coulson agreed that there was no case to answer and stated: "I am firmly of the view that it would be unsafe and unfair to everyone, including Mrs Cappuccini's family, to leave this case to the jury …. her unexpected death can only properly be described as a tragedy"

See the BBC news article here

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