Doctor considered amputating leg to save teen's life: inquest

The infectious diseases specialist has told a NSW coroner there was little he could to save Alex Braes whose sepsis likely stemmed from an infected toe

An infectious diseases specialist has told an inquest he was considering amputation to save the life of a gravely ill teenager he was treating at a rural hospital, but that the only option was to fly him elsewhere.

Alex Braes.

The doctor was considering amputating 18-year-old Alex Braes' leg after he went into septic shock in Broken Hill Base Hospital, NSW, on 21