Navigation Links
Wrong Diagnosis Leads To Death

The coroner of Wellington, Garry Evans has called upon the procedures at the Wellington Hospital to be reviewed. This follows the death of a 19-year-old Cassandra Ann Laurent // , of pneumonia. The junior doctors of the hospital did not diagnose her case properly.

The patient had been suffering from symptoms similar to flu for weeks before her death. She had even visited the hospital about a week before her death when she was x-rayed. The hospital’s emergency department did not examine the x-ray until the day of her death.

The junior doctors had discharged her one day before her death. The x-ray alone would have been enough to confirm her real condition. Pneumonia was not even suspected by the junior doctors.

The inquest has made recommendations like senior doctors supervising the junior emergency department doctors, protocols with regard to when senior doctors should be referred to by the juniors, a senior medical officer reviewing the x-rays, and the establishment of a radiology alert system.

The recommendations of the coroner has already been implemented, according to the Capital and Coast District Health Board. The junior doctors on the other hand contend that there is no constant supervision at the emergency and accident departments. The girl’s mother has threatened of legal action against the doctors responsible for her death, with the object of preventing such deaths in future.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Wrong Vaccination given during surgery in Derbyshire
2. Wrong Diagnosis Results In Girl’s Deat
3. Government Advertisement Faces Criticism For Wrong Salt Claim
4. Patients Should Be Entitled to "Humane Compensation" if Drug Trials Go Wrong
5. Charging Car Park Fees From Cancer Patients Is Morally Wrong, Says Macmillan Cancer Relief
6. 93 Year Old Widow, Suffering From Dementia Dies After the Ambulance Dropped Her at a Wrong Address
7. Movies Represent Coma In A Wrong Way
8. Surgeon Suspended As He Removes the Wrong Kidney
9. Parking Charges at Hospitals Morally Wrong
10. Hughes Syndrome Mimics MS Causing Wrong Diagnosis
11. Woman Critically Ill After Getting Wrong Blood
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/29/2016)... Newport Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... affect us. An effective way to confront and deal with these stressors is to ... taste bad to be good for you. Risa Groux, a certified Holistic Nutritionist and ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... more flexibility in repaying their loans, more information about their loan terms and ... total outstanding student loan debt, including federal and private loans, has reached $1.3 ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... Spine Team ... pain, is proud to announce one of their physicians has been invited to be ... Physicians (Texas ACOFP) Family Practice Review conference on April 30, 2016. , Dr. ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ON (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... and the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the launch of ... gluten-free products, nutritional articles, recipes, and more. The purpose of the GFCP ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... , ... Reltok Nasal Products proudly announces that Boston Medical Products, Inc., a ... throat specialty, has added the KOTLER NASAL AIRWAY™ to its diverse product line. , ... patented safety device secured by nasal surgeons onto the floor of the nasal passages, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/29/2016)... -- Glycotope GmbH, a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company ... of Dr. Alfredo Zurlo as Chief Medical ... many years clinical experience and a proven track record ... was at Mologen AG where he was Chief Medical ... Zurlo held various positions at F Hoffmann La Roche ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016 ... "Global Plastic Surgery Products Market 2016-2020" report ... ) , The global plastic surgery ... of 9.47% during the period 2016-2020. , ,The growing ... leading to the growth of the market. Lasers are ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016 Treato , ... healthcare, announced today that it has been named a ... Vendor in Life Sciences, 2016, Stephen Davies ... report focuses on life-science- oriented analytics, algorithms and smart ... and doctors, confirm medication ingestion, and analyze unstructured information. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: