Medical Negligence – Well-known paediatrician acquitted of all charges earlier this year


This is a case that grabbed the attention of the public a few years ago and concerned the death of a child as a result of alleged medical negligence by two doctors, both of whom are well-known, highly respected doctors in the medical and social community both in Cyprus as well as abroad.

In particular, the two doctors were charged in 2004 with negligence for their role in administrating the drug Salofalk to the boy, for the treatment of Crohn’s disease, who later died. The Court eventually accepted the arguments put forward by Yiannos Georgiades that there was no negligence on behalf of the doctors and also that there was a lack of causation between the death of the child and the treatment provided by the doctors was found to be the correct and proper treatment for this disease and as a result, the doctors were acquitted of all charges.

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