Ryan Senior: Child aged just 16 died because surgeon used wrong instrument, court is told


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Aspiring mechanic, 16, died after surgeon pierced his vein using wrong instrument in due to 'great pressures over delays' Ryan Senior died of multiple organ failure during routine abdominal surgery Surgeon used wrong instrument that pierced a major vein Today admitted that had been the case due to time pressures at the hospitalSaid getting the right equipment would have delayed the operation Doctors administered 31 pints of blood in a bid to stem the bleedingBut the healthy teenager was killed by an embolism and cardiac arrest PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:49 GMT, 10 April 2013 A teenager died during a routine operation when a surgeon allegedly pierced a major vein after using the wrong instrument, an inquest heard.

Father died on hospital bathroom floor after doctors failed to give him life-saving drugs


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Father died on hospital bathroom floor after doctors failed to give him life-saving drugs Edward McKean, 52, died on bathroom floor at University Hospital CoventryHad undergone surgery to remove a benign brain tumour three weeks earlier He died of a pulmonary embolism – a blood clot in the pulmonary arteryHad not received vital blood-thinning drugs which could have saved himInquest heard junior doctor missed the drugs off his medication chart'Neglect' contributed to death and doctors missed opportunities to save him By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 09:40 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:32 GMT, 2 April 2013 Edward McKean, 52, died after doctors failed to notice he was not receiving vital drugs A father-of-three died on the bathroom floor of a hospital after a junior doctor left life-saving drugs off his medication chart, an inquest has heard.

Student beautician, 20, died of heart attack after she stopped taking her epilepsy medication


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Student beautician, 20, died of heart attack after she stopped taking her epilepsy medicationKatie Coombs suffered fatal seizure at home after complaining of feeling illWas told by doctors to carry on taking tablets despite not having a fit She cancelled three further appointments, one just days before she diedHer parents did not know she wasn't on her medication, inquest heard and August 3, 2012 – five days before her death.

Coroner criticises box-ticking culture of doctors as she rules in inquest of seven week old baby who died of pneumonia


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Coroner criticises box-ticking culture of doctors as she hears how seven-week-old baby died of pneumonia after being taken to private out-of-hours clinic Dr Shirley Radcliffe said GPs were obliged to practice 'defensive medicine' Axel Peanberg King originally diagnosed with viral infection He died from pneumonia at the age of just seven weeks old His parents had been in contact with private out-of-hours clinic HarmoniFirm has previously come under fire for poor levels of staffing By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 16:59 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:27 GMT, 1 March 2013 A coroner yesterday attacked the box-ticking culture among GPs after hearing how a desperately ill baby was not seen quickly enough.

Dental nurse, 30, died after "serious failings" by paramedics who could have saved her had she gone to hospital


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Dental nurse, 30, died after 'serious failings' by paramedics who could have saved her had she gone to hospital Sarah Thomas, 30, was barely conscious when paramedics arrived They told her she was 'better off' at home rather than hospital Inquest ruled she would have survived had she received simple treatment By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 15:37 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:40 GMT, 22 February 2013 Sarah Thomas died at home because her symptoms were not taken seriously by paramedics A dental nurse died after 'serious failings' by paramedics called to her home, a coroner ruled today.

"Vivacious" schoolgirl, 16, died from undiagnosed heart condition day after she had been shopping for prom dress


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'Vivacious' schoolgirl, 16, died from undiagnosed heart condition day after she had been shopping for prom dress Alex Reid never saw her GCSE results which were six A* and four A gradesThe part-time model had swam and played netball for SheffieldParents found her unresponsive in bed and she could not be revived By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 17:30 GMT, 8 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:03 GMT, 8 February 2013 Active: Schoolgirl Alex Reid had been a keen skier, netballer and swimmer before she died of an undiagnosed heart condition A schoolgirl died in her sleep from an undiagnosed heard condition the day of her final GCSE exam, an inquest heard.

Craig White: Student, 21, who died after suffering crippling headaches had TUBERCULOSIS


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Student, 21, who died after suffering crippling headaches for weeks had TUBERCULOSIS Craig White suffered from headaches and nausea but assumed it was linked to his medication for Crohn's disease, according to familyHis condition deteriorated on Dec 5 and he died a week later in hospitalHe tweeted 'Head feels like it's going to explode!' just weeks earlier | UPDATED: 20:05 GMT, 21 December 2012 A journalism student who suffered crippling headaches and nausea for a month died from a rare form of tuberculosis, public health officials announced today.

Newborn died after doctor ignored three bleeps to his pager and then failed to explain why he was late


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Newborn died after doctor ignored three bleeps to his pager and then failed to explain why he was lateLucy Day was 'badly let down' by the NHS who missed opportunities that could have saved tragic daughter Fleur, coroner rules By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 04:40 GMT, 6 December 2012 | UPDATED: 09:02 GMT, 6 December 2012 A tragic baby girl survived for just 15 hours following a catalogue of blunders by hospital staff which included an obstetrician ignoring three bleeps to his pager.

Woman, 28, dies from swine flu after paramedics refused to take her to hospital THREE times


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Dying swine flu victim's pleas to go to hospital ignored THREE times by paramedics Niyousha Haki was seen on three separate occasions after concerned relatives dialled 999Despite having 'grossly abnormal' temperature and elevated heart rate, they judged her symptoms to be ‘non-life threatening’She died a day later after suffering a cardiac arrest | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 4 December 2012 A young woman with swine flu died after her desperate pleas to be taken to hospital were ignored three times by paramedics.

Georgia Keeling: Girl, two, died from meningitis after paramedic sent ambulance away saying she had swine flu


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Girl, two, died from meningitis after paramedic sent ambulance away saying she had swine flu Georgia's father tried glass test on her rash but NHS Direct told her it was probably the swine flu virus that was going aroundGeorgia's mother called for an ambulance after she was told by swine flu hotline it was unlikely to be swine flu.