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Three-year-old Mylee may Have Survived Dehydration If She was Given Timely Fluids

by Savitha C Muppala on February 18, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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 Three-year-old Mylee may Have Survived Dehydration If She was Given Timely Fluids

A three-year-old child, Mylee Ward, was unable to survive severe dehydration, after a doctor who examined her, did not even carry out the basic tests on the child.

Mylee had to be rushed into emergency care after she was so sick and could not eat anything for three days. The doctor, who examined her at the emergency, Dr Mushfikur Rahman, did not even examine her on a hospital bed. Instead, she was made to lie across chairs during the fast and cursory examination.

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The doctor prescribed antibiotics and sent the child back home. The toddler passed out in her playpen the next day and died.

An inquest ruled that Mylee, who was a victim of a rare brain disorder, could have survived if she was just given fluids. She should have been examined thoroughly in the first place by Dr.Rahman.

Coroner Robert Hunter said: "These are basic medical checks, nothing complex or sophisticated. Had she been admitted and fluids given, on balance she would have survived."



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