On Monday the Court of Appeal reinstated Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba to the medical register after she was struck off earlier this year following her criminal conviction for gross negligence manslaughter in 2015.
It is a case which has garnered considerable interest and raised significant concerns amongst the medical profession, particularly junior doctors, who feel that Dr Bawa-Garba was unfairly made a scapegoat for systemic failings within the NHS.
As solicitors who represent seriously injured children and adults in clinical negligence claims, we are aware that, while Claimants need access to compensation, they may be worried by the prospect of a trial.
Meningitis is a life-threating infection. It strikes very quickly and unless it is treated promptly there can be devastating consequences including death, severe brain damage, loss of hearing and vision, and when septicaemia (blood poisoning) also occurs, which is often the case, this can lead to amputation of limbs.