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Asthma claims a young life

An eight year old boy nearly died of an asthma attack after a physician misdiagnosed his condition, neglecting to send him to the hospital as she thought he was suffering a panic attack. He had been released from hospital four days prior to his death and was sent home with breathlessness and wheezing, later returning to the surgery in respiratory distress before dying on the way to hospital. The doctor was being charged with negligence for failing to determine that the child was gravely ill. [Ed.: The doctor was cleared of the charge 15/09/2005]

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Evening Times

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Date: 7 September 2005

Source: Evening Times


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