"Mother misdiagnosed by GP in Tasmania"

About: General Practice in Southern Area Tasmania

(as a relative),

Mother had a abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) which required surgery a few years ago. Mid this year, she visited her GP in Tasmania with her carer with symptoms of dizziness and vomiting. The doctor appear to make a diagnosis of laryngitis, seemingly writing on a piece of paper "dizzy & vomit for a short time - self curing - viral".

Three days later my mother died of an abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture. I believe the symptoms presented to the doctor were indicative of a AAA rupture. I believe that when hospital nurse and Police phoned doctor, the doctor hung up on them.

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