Freiberg (dpa/sn) - After the death of a seven-year-old in May 2017, the Freiberg district court sentenced a doctor to a fine for negligent homicide. The court saw it as proven that he had failed to take medical measures, which led to the child's death in the further course of treatment, as a court spokeswoman informed.
The boy had contracted glandular fever and had been taken to the Freiberg district hospital. The prosecution had accused the doctor of failing to take measures such as laying a tube or quickly transferring to a clinic with a children's intensive care unit. The child later died from complications at the Dresden University Hospital.
The doctor now has to pay 100 daily rates of 150 euros - a total of 15,000 euros. In the process that has been running since the fall, he has shown himself to be cooperative and regrets the death of the child, according to the court. A co-defendant doctor was acquitted.
According to the information, the judgment of Friday is not yet final.