A dermatologist’s verbal instructions for a bleach bath to treat an elderly women with impetigo were misinterpreted by nursing home staff leading to the death of the patient from severe burns, an inquest has concluded. The NSW coroner found the actions of Dr Lance Bear in 2014 amounted to a significant failing because the lack ...
Coroner questions dermatologist role in fatal bleach bath incident
By Michael Woodhead
3 Oct 2019