05 February 2010
Family seek compensation after doctor gives fatal overdose
The family of a man who suffered a fatal overdose of a drug called diamorphine two years ago have revealed they will seek compensation.
In February 2008, David Gray was recommended a dose ten times that which should have been administered by German medic Dr Daniel Ubani, who was covering an out-of-hours weekend shift.
He had been on duty for GPs in and around the town of Newmarket - which is located north of London in the county of Suffolk - and went to treat Mr Gray at his home in Manea, Cambridgeshire.
Recently, a coroner ruled that the 70-year-old had been unlawfully killed and called for tougher rules governing overseas doctors working in the UK.
According to the expert, Dr Ubani had been "incompetent", tired and ill prepared.
Speaking after the ruling, Mr Gray's family said they would attempt to force changes to European laws which would prevent a similar thing happening again.