Medical Tribunal Strikes Off Doctor for Falsehoods and Mismanagement Leading to Patient’s Death

Doctor’s Misconduct Unveiled: Cover-Up of Fatal Mistake

Dr. Allen Demanya, an A&E doctor, has faced severe repercussions, being struck off after failing to diagnose sepsis in a 75-year-old woman who later died.

The doctor not only misdiagnosed her hours before her death but also attempted to conceal the error by falsifying hospital records and providing misleading information to the coroner.

Critical Timeline of Events: Failure to Address Patient’s Deteriorating Condition

The patient, identified as ‘Patient A,’ was initially taken to the hospital at 1:51 AM on February 26, 2019, showing signs of possible sepsis.

Despite early indications, Dr. Demanya’s assessment led to a prescription, but the patient’s condition deteriorated. Tragically, she passed away less than 24 hours later in the hospital’s A&E department.

Deceptive Practices Uncovered: Doctor’s False Claims Under Scrutiny

During the subsequent inquest, Dr. Demanya’s testimony was found to be misleading and inconsistent.

He falsely asserted that he had prescribed antibiotics and included catheterization in the treatment plan, which contradicting evidence from nurses and medical records.

Tribunal Ruling and Consequences: Doctor’s Dishonesty and Professional Failings

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) panel found Dr. Demanya guilty of dishonesty, attributing a cover-up to safeguard himself from the consequences of his clinical error.

The panel concluded that his actions significantly undermined public confidence and posed a risk to public safety, leading to his erasure from the medical register.

Final Verdict: Erasure and Professional Disgrace

Chair of the tribunal, Gerry Wareham, emphasized Dr. Demanya’s failure in specific diagnosis, delayed antibiotic prescription, and neglect in managing the patient’s condition.

The erasure aimed to protect public well-being, restore confidence in the medical profession, and maintain professional standards.

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