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Boy dies after 4 doctors fail to diagnose his broken cervical vertebra

After four medical consultations, doctors still failed to diagnose a 14 year old's dislocated cervical vertebrae (dislocated neck vertebrae). He suffered the injury during a rugby training session. Doctors sent him home with morphine to treat severe shoulder pain. He died of respiratory failure a week later. His parents hold the doctors at least partially responsible for their son's death.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Stuff

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About: Boy dies after 4 doctors fail to diagnose his broken cervical vertebra

Date: 6 June 2004

Source: Stuff

Author: Donna Chisholm

URL: http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2932170a7144,00.html

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