BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Wednesday sentenced a woman posing as a doctor to life in prison for causing the deaths of several people she treated.
A judge at the Kassel District Court said evidence showed that a 51-year-old woman, whose name was not disclosed in line with German privacy regulations, used a forged license to obtain employment as an anesthesiologist. said there is.
A judge ruled that three patients died as a result of treatment errors and others were seriously injured, German news agency DPA reported. pleaded guilty to attempted murder.
Judges have made it more difficult for women to be released from prison after 15 years, citing the special gravity of the crime. The period during which a person must serve time in order to consider sex.
Prosecutors accused the woman of accidentally administering an anesthetic and neglecting to treat her sepsis at a hospital in Fritzler, a town near Kassel. She is also said to be responsible for hours of oxygen deprivation, as well as damage to the cardiovascular system and organ failure in her patients.
Prosecutors argued that the woman acted on the need for excessive recognition.
After working at Fritzler Hospital from 2015 to 2018, the woman moved to a clinic in northern Germany. Officials from the local medical association pointed out discrepancies in her records, and she eventually turned herself in for her employment fraud. The Hesse Medical Association and her former employer also reported her.
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