The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has ruled that no criminals charges are to be laid in the matter involving the death of Jodian Fearon at a medical facility.
Ms Fearon died after giving birth in April.
She was allegedly denied admission at several hospitals before dying at the University Hospital of the West Indies.
In a media release, the Office of the DPP says in determining whether the conduct rises to the threshold of criminal liability, the issue is whether the actions or inactions of Ms Fearon’s Doctor, Lloyd Goldson or any of the medical personnel involved ammounted to manslaughter by gross negligence.
It says there must also be a determination on whether any of those persons were
criminally liable for her death.
It says a detailed examination of the case showed that as a matter of law, there was no evidentiary material on file to establish the negligence or incompetence of any of the doctors.
The DPP’s office says it’s ruled that no criminal charges are to be laid against Doctor Lloyd Goldson or any of the medical personnel named in the statements at Andrews Memorial Hospital, the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Spanish Town Hospital or the University Hospital of the West Indies.
It also ruled that no useful purpose would be served in remitting the matter to the
This it says as a Coroner’s jury properly directed in law would inevitably as a matter reach the same conclusion as outlined in the ruling.