She received morphine injections when risks would have increased her chances of survival. The Toulouse Criminal Court sentenced on Tuesday the
cedar clinic, located in Cornebarrieu, fined 150,000 euros for the death of one of his patients on August 15, 2012. This flight attendant, aged 39, had been admitted for severe abdominal pain. She actually had a
pneumococcus but had to wait several hours before being examined by a doctor.
The investigation revealed that the nurses had called the medical profession at least five times alone and had only received prescriptions, including morphine, as an answer. According to an expert report carried out during the investigation, the delay in treatment “caused the patient to lose 40 to 50% of the chance of survival”.
And during the hearing on January 11, the prosecution had pointed to “a real medical disaster in a clinic with a deadly organism”. Regarding the clinic, he was followed in his requisitions by the court. The latter, on the other hand, released the emergency doctor who was being prosecuted for “manslaughter”.
The Cedars clinic will appeal his conviction. The relatives of the victim were not civil parties to this criminal trial. They are waiting for the civil hearing to seek compensation.