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A 21 year old boy died from a heart attack due to misdiagnosed severe hypercalcaemia. The boy initially suffered from back pain - lack of accurate communication between physicians meant that no further blood tests were done. The removal of a small tumour in his neck could have saved his life.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Ireland News
About: 76000 pounds awarded when son dies from misdiagnosis of hypercalcaemia
Date: 30 May2004
Source: Ireland News
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