Fatal misdiagnosis allegation thrown out by HCPC Conduct and Competence Panel.  Mark Harries successfully acted for a paramedic accused of misconduct and lack of competence by reason of an alleged

misdiagnosis of an elderly patient who died of inferior myocardial infarction shortly after her transportation to hospital. The case turned on cross-examination of the HCPC’s expert witness on the interpretation of ECG results and patient symptoms, at the conclusion of which the witness agreed that the Registrant’s diagnosis was reasonable and not capable of criticism. This and other allegations of clinical failures were dismissed on a submission of no case to answer. The Registrant accepted that he drove the ambulance when better practice was to remain in the rear but the Panel concluded that his fitness to practise was not impaired. Mark was instructed by Andrea James and James Stewart of Brabners Solicitors, Manchester in the 6 day hearing at the HCPC at Oval, London.

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Date: 23/10/2018