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Sunday, February 18, 2007

They dismissed her concerns: A misdiagnosis story

A ten-year-old disabled girl has died in the hospital amid claims that doctors misdiagnosed her condition.

Ayesha Wyatt died in Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool in the early hours of Tuesday morning with her mother at her bedside.

Ayesha’s mother claims that doctors dismissed her concerns that a plastic shunt removing harmful fluids from her daughter's brain had become blocked when the child's neck swelled up last month.

Advice to parents: You know your child better than anyone; you are their primary care provider. Keep the courage of your convictions when you see medical professionals disregard a key sign about your child. Go to a higher authority in the hospital if you think the doctors and nurses are making a serious mistake.

Read Darren Devine’s article, or read a story of a family advocate with a happy ending.

1 comment:

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