Doctors not to blame for teen’s sepsis death, finds coroner

Broken Hill Base Hospital in NSW had a 'business rule' that discouraged the taking of routine vital signs at ED triage, reports hearing into Alex Braes' death in 2017
Alex Braes.

Doctors, who failed to check the vital signs of a teen who died from sepsis, are not responsible for the tragedy, according to a coroner who says they were prevented from doing so under a hospital “business rule”.

Alex Braes, 18, died on 22 September 2017 from multi-organ failure due to sepsis from a Group A streptococcus infection.