Chemo bungle inquest could be shut down

The doctors involved say the coroner has no power to investigate the matter

The four doctors involved in an inquest into the deaths of four cancer patients given incorrect doses of chemotherapy are expected to argue the coroner has no power to investigate and the inquiry should be dropped.

IV drip chemotherapy

Since mid-2016, Deputy Coroner Anthony Schapel has been looking into the deaths of leukaemia patients Christopher McRae, Bronte Higham, Carol Bairnsfather and Johanna Pinxteren.

All four patients were among 10 patients who were underdosed during their chemotherapy treatment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital or at the Flinders Medical Centre between July