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Payout to mother over tot's death.

THE mother of a four-year-old Birmingham boy who died after hospital medics withdrew antibiotics prescribed by his GP has won compensation from the NHS Trust responsible for her son's care, it has emerged.

Orlando Alison was diagnosed with chickenpox in May 2001 and treated with antibiotics for a possible secondary infection.

When his condition worsened, his mother Anita Douglas took him to Birmingham Children's Hospital, where the drugs were removed, and he died from streptococcal septicaemia on June 1.

In a statement issued through her lawyer, Miss Douglas, a 30-year-old student nurse, from Erdington, Birmingham, said she hoped such mistakes would never be repeated.

Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust apologised unreservedly for the "inadequate care" Orlando received.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 20, 2004
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