Healthcare company ordered to pay £1.04m for corporate manslaughter offence


A healthcare company has been ordered to pay a fine of £1.04 million within three years after pleading guilty to an offence of corporate manslaughter following the death of a patient suffering from dementia.

The patient was lifted into a bath by two carers and was there for several minutes before the junior carer noticed that the temperature of the water was too high. The patient was taken to hospital where she was treated for serious burns but unfortunately died three days later. The Company admitted that its senior management’s organisational and management failings had resulted in a gross breach of the duty of care owed to the patient.

Jamas Hodivala QC was instructed to act for the healthcare company by Maia Cohen-Lask of Corker Binning.

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