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:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical ... Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. ... honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa Mohebi, the Los Angeles ... to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal section, featuring articles written ... known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , Dr. Mohebi says “I ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... On Saturday, October 21, the Health & Wellness Center at Florida ... money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Teams of up to 10 people ... keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills will start at 7:00 p.m. on ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... In the ... a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, ... retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to the relatively lower ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Vodori, Inc., ... promotional review platform at the Promotional Review Committee Compliance and Best Practices ... streamline the medical, legal, and regulatory review (MLR) process – which ensures ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... DIEGO , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN ... medical device is now successfully helping those with the ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, ... dressed and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at ... in painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Sept. 18, 2017 EpiVax, Inc. ... bioinformatics and immune engineering, today announced a ... A (H7N9) vaccine. ... seasonal influenza and presents a challenge for ... exposure to be effective. Using state-of-the-art bioinformatics and ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... Sept. 12, 2017  ValGenesis Inc., the global ... is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. ... its Board of Directors and Chairman of Advisory ... life science companies to manage their entire validation ... paper in this process. Furthermore, ValGenesis VLMS enables ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: