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Doctors will be suspended from 18 months in prison for the death of a child

A & E doctor at Larnaca General Hospital was sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of medical malpractice for the death of a 10-year-old boy, Stavros Giorgallis.

The boy died after suffering a head injury in May 2018 while playing on the basketball court at Aletrico Elementary School during a PE class.

The ruling was passed by the Larnaca District Court on Friday after an early decision in May, and GP Iracles Pantelidakis was found guilty of not properly examining the head x-ray of a 10-year-old boy.

Dr. Panteridakis, 41, was a general practitioner working in the accident emergency department of Larnaca General Practitioner.

Following the doctor’s decision, the boy’s mother shed tears and doctor He should be ashamed.

“I can’t imagine what my husband and I are doing every day,” exclaimed the mother.

The doctor said he was sorry, his lawyer told the judge that he was deeply affected by the death of the child.

Last month, in a 146-page ruling, the district court stated that the defendant misdiagnosed the child’s imaging test.

The judge said Dr. Panteridakis’ treatment was reckless and dangerous and evaluated the child’s radiographs “in a hurry, superficially, and incorrectly.”

The doctor said the child had a minor head injury and had discharged him.

The boy fell and was injured Basketball court At Aletrico Elementary School during a PE class.

His mother rushed him to General Larnaca’s A & E, where he was immediately fired.

The boy’s mother took the child back to Larnaca Hospital a few hours later because the child was complaining of a severe headache.

Stablos was then transferred to General Nicosia, where he died during surgery.

The defense is expected to appeal the verdict.

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