Missed peritonitis blamed for girl’s death

An Adelaide GP failed to check the abdomen of a nine-year-old girl the day before she died from peritonitis caused by a perforation of the small bowel, an inquest has been told.

The GP and a hospital doctor both failed to detect the girl’s internal injuries after she fell from a swing at vacation care, according to evidence presented to SA deputy coroner Anthony Schapel.

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