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Coroner’s Corner – Queensland

Apr 5, 2015 | Coroner's Corner

After the death of a young child who was hit by a reversing car, Coroner Clements made a number of recommendations aimed at reducing the number of similar deaths. Thirty-four Australian children under 10 years of age have died in similar circumstances between 2010 and 2014.

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Coroner’s Corner – Australian Capital Territory

Mar 30, 2015 | Coroner's Corner

After the suicide of a depressed patient who absconded from hospital, Chief Coroner Walker has made several recommendations regarding the management of psychiatric patients accommodated on non-psychiatric, open wards.

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Coroner’s Corner – Western Australia

Mar 30, 2015 | Coroner's Corner

Coroner Sarah Linton has released her findings into the 2010 death of a young woman from pulmonary thromboembolism. The death was not initially reported to the coroner and an autopsy was therefore not performed; however the deceased’s family history was suggestive of familial thrombophilia.

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Tasmania

Feb 14, 2015 | Coroner's Corner

Coroner Michael Brett determines that an investigation was not required into the death of a palliative care patient from mixed drug toxicity. The patient suffered from significant chronic pain and had often talked about suicide by overdose; additionally, his wife had expressed concerns about the sedating effect of the medication on the patient shortly before his death. However the coroner found that the prescription of medications was appropriate and that intentional overdoes was unlikely.

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Victoria

Feb 7, 2015 | Coroner's Corner

Coroner Audrey Jamieson’s findings into the death of a man from acute rhabdomyolysis after an error in clinical judgment is a reminder to remain aware of the potential for drug interactions, particularly when prescribing unfamiliar medications.

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