"Mother misdiagnosed by GP in Tasmania"
About: General Practice in Southern Area Tasmania General Practice in Southern Area Tasmania 7000
Posted by visage (as ),
Mother had a abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) which required surgery a few years ago. Mid this year, she visited her GP in Tasmania with her carer with symptoms of dizziness and vomiting. The doctor appear to make a diagnosis of laryngitis, seemingly writing on a piece of paper "dizzy & vomit for a short time - self curing - viral".
Three days later my mother died of an abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture. I believe the symptoms presented to the doctor were indicative of a AAA rupture. I believe that when hospital nurse and Police phoned doctor, the doctor hung up on them.