Medics deny causing death of woman from Ireland after abortion

Two nurses and doctor accused of manslaughter by gross negligence in London

Dr Adedayo Adedeji arrives at the Old Bailey, London, where he and two nurses face prosecution over the death of Aisha Chithira. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Dr Adedayo Adedeji arrives at the Old Bailey, London, where he and two nurses face prosecution over the death of Aisha Chithira. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

 

Three medics have denied causing the death of a woman who travelled from Ireland for an abortion in England.

Aisha Chithira (32) died after having a termination at a Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing, west London, on January 21, 2012.

Dr Adedayo Adedeji (63) of Hornchurch, Essex, is accused of her manslaughter by gross negligence.

Two nurses, Margaret Miller (55) from Camberley, Surrey, and Gemma Pullen (32) from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, face the same charge.

All three denied killing Ms Chithira at a short hearing at the Old Bailey before Judge Charles Wide.

They were not arraigned on further charges of failing to take reasonable care of the health and safety on the woman contrary to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

A six-week trial has already been scheduled to start on March 7th next year. All the defendants are on bail.

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