The entrance to the Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital where the baby girl was treated. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Acquitted doctor wants millions in damages

The doctor who was acquitted for the manslaughter of a premature baby wants SEK 2.5 million in damages, Swedish Radio News reports.

The amount is meant to cover the length of time that the doctor could not work because of legal proceedings and the cost to her mental wellbeing.

The doctor was put on trial for the suspected manslaughter of a baby that had been born three months premature and had suffered brain damage following a stroke in 2009.

An autopsy after the girl died showed high levels of anaesthetic in her blood, which, according to the coroner, could only be due to an extreme overdose close to the time of her death. The doctor was arrested by police while working at the hospital. The doctor was acquitted by an unanimous verdict in court.

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