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A baby suffered acute hepatitis which led to liver failure and then death because it was undiagnosed. Early diagnosis and a liver transplant could have saved the baby. The baby suffered a fit and doctors incorrectly told the mother that he would not have brain damage. Upon transferal to another hospital, severe brain damage was diagnosed and parents decided to turn off life support machine. The baby was 10 months old when he died. The mother was awarded 25000 pounds.
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About: Mother awarded 25000 pounds after baby's wrongful death
Date: 6 December 2002
Source: BBC News UK Edition
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