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Coroners Act Response to the Coronial Findings in the matter of Ms Irene Magriplis dated 21 September 2017

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Coroners Act Response to the Coronial Findings in the matter of Ms Irene Magriplis dated 21 September 2017

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Tabled paper 426

Collection

Tabled papers for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2017-10-11

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Deemed

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Language

English

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Tabled papers

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/272337

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/428565

Page content

IN THE CORONERS COURT AT DARWIN IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA No. D0080/2015 Judge Gre.g Cavanagh Introduction In the matter of an Inquest into the death of IRENE MAGRIPLIS ON 30 MAY 2015 AT ROYAL DARWIN HOSPITAL FINDINGS L Irene Magriplis died of sepsis caused by bile leaking into her abdomen after elective surery at the Darwin Private H.ospital. The surgery was to remove a growth adjacent to her bile duct. At the time, Mr Treacy, the surgeon was of the opinion that this elective surgery was necessary. He now concedes it was not. l~ There were many points at which the bile leak should have been addressed. It was not. She should not have died. In my view her death was preventable . . l, The autopsy revealed that this 7 5 year old woman was healthy in every respect excepting for the results of the operation. That knowledge has only increased the trauma to her loving family. 4. Throughout her admission to hospital her family constantly raised with hospital staff her pain and the "burning inside her abdomen". It is not the first tiine as Coroner I have been told of people ably describing their symptoms to the medical fraternity only to be ignored. In this case her abdomen was awash with bile. The doctors at the hospital did not take the time to properly investigate her symptoms until it was too late.