Doctor and hospital sued for $5m after morphine death

A WOMAN whose partner died after being given too much morphine is suing a Brisbane hospital and doctor for $5 million.

Michael Calder, 33, died in the Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital at Chermside on July 11, 2014 after being treated for viral meningitis and repeatedly complaining of severe headaches.

His partner, Andrea Young, this week filed a statement of claim in the Supreme Court seeking damages from the hospital and treating doctor, Rodd Brockett, over the death.

Her lawyer Margaret Brain, of Maurice Blackburn, said the damages were being sought to