Failures by medics contibuted to Bath University student's death, coronor says
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A coroner has ruled a Bath Uni student died following a “gross failure” of care given
Photo of Alex Green via police handout
He had suffered a serious head injury, however, this went unnoticed by the medical staff who treated him,
An inquest into Mr Green’s death heard how the paramedics and hospital staff did not immediately identify him as having a head injury. Instead, he
Once Alex arrived at the
hospitalthere was an assumption that the reason for his reduced consciousness level was due toalcohol intoxication with no corroborated evidence to support this.
He had a reduced GCS (Glasgow Coma Scale score) for three hours without being seen by a doctor.
Alex should have been managedas per the hospital's falls policy.
Alex should have
been seenand examined by a doctor before his transfer to the observations unit.
His GCS was never normal but
There was also a gross failure to provide a basic medical examination which Alex
In a statement she said:
"These gross failures