An investigation into the death of a 15 years old boy has found that hospitals of Perth failed to diagnose the disorder affecting the health of the child. It has come to light that Vaughn Rasmussen succumbed to death because of terrible pain at Perth hospital.
The boy said to be suffering from intensive pain in brain. However, the doctors of the hospital misdiagnosed the symptoms and prescribed treatment of gastroenteritis. But, the boy had severe swelling in the brain.
The doctor who was monitoring the health of the boy didn't ask for CT scan. The investigators are of the view that of the CT scan would have been conducted then the boy might have survived. The parents of the boy have blamed two doctors for deteriorating health of their son.
The mother of the boy, Rasmussens said that she asked the doctors to carry out CT scan of their son's brain. But, the doctors refused. Rasmussens' son had a history of neurological problems but still the doctors didn't find it necessary to conduct CT scan. During an interview, Mrs. Rasmussen said, "We told them we thought there was a problem with Vaughn's shunt ... and we were treated like we knew nothing".