Strangle victim’s family lose compensation

The relatives of Stephen Rose had been awarded more than $250,000 by the NSW Supreme Court as they pursued compensation from a hospital in Taree, NSW, and the doctor there who treated Victorian man Phillip John Pettigrove.

In 2004, Mr Pettigrove, who had a long history of chronic paranoid schizophrenia, was involuntarily admitted to the Manning Base Hospital in Taree.

The doctor decided, in conjunction with Mr Pettigrove’s mother and his friend, Mr Rose, to keep him at the hospital overnight before Mr Rose drove him to his mother’s home in Victoria for

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