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Medical misconduct denied over seizure

A paediatrician and hospital avoided litigation after a 6 year old girl was allegedly misdiagnosed with infantile seizures as opposed to infantile spasms, a condition that has left the child brain damaged. The court argued that the girl's condition was unavoidable in leading to debilitating brain injury, and that she was treated adequately under the doctors care at the time. The girl had become unsettled before her eyes rolled into the back of her head, which is indicative of a seizure, but whether it could be diagnosed as infantile spasms is a matter of dispute, and the court found in favour of the medicos.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Liberal Daily

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  • Seizure
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  • Eyes roll into the back of the head

Article Source Details

About: Medical misconduct denied over seizure

Date: 30 June 2005

Source: Liberal Daily

Author: Linton Besser


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