According to The Age, doctors were able to re-establish a heartbeat, but soon one doctor returned to say: “I’m sorry she is gone, you have to say your goodbye.”
The inquest into Dio’s tragic passing revealed that doctors initially believed she had a viral illness rather than a bacterial one, leading to the perception that antibiotics wouldn’t be effective.
Maurice Blackburn Associate Milly Cain said Dio’s family wanted to know whether a bacterial infection should have been diagnosed before her death.
Monash Health responded in a statement, claiming the death was a tragedy.
“Our deepest condolences are with Dio’s family and loved ones,” a spokesman said.
“As this death has been reported to the coroner and is before the courts, Monash Health is unable to provide further comment at this time.”
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