Inquest into death of one year-old

An inquest into the death of a one year old boy who died after being treated for chicken pox at Rotherham District General Hospital takes place today.

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Verdict due

Rotherham coroner Nicola Mundy is about to deliver her verdict in the case of one year-old Lewis Mullins - who died after being sent home three times by doctors who missed a deadly infection.

The four-day hearing was told how Lewis was given anti-viral drugs and painkillers for chicken pox. But simple antibiotics would have saved his life. The youngster collapsed at home in April last year and died from pneumonia, which was likely to have been caused by the chicken pox.

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