Thursday, 15 January 2009

Girl, 5, dies during ‘needless’ surgery

A girl aged five has died during surgery to remove an appendix that had nothing wrong with it. Paige Young's heart stopped twice during the operation, leaving her family devastated. After a post-mortem exam­ination they were told her appendix had been healthy.

"The doctors said it was a bug or a virus but they weren't sure," said mother Siobhan Smith, 26. "Paige kept saying, 'Don't make me go back to hospital.'"

Source: The Metro

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