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Constipation misdiagnosis leads to woman's death

A woman allegedly died following a misdiagnosis. The 46 year old woman was diagnosed with severe constipation and given medication accordingly. She actually had a twisted bowel and died a day after the misdiagnosis on her way to hospital in an ambulance. An inquiry concluded that the woman may have survived if the doctor had conferred with a more experienced doctor. The husband is satisfied with the findings.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by News Scotsman

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About: Constipation misdiagnosis leads to woman's death

Date: December 2004

Source: News Scotsman

Author: Robert Fairburn


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