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Boy 'may have been saved'

A two-year-old boy who died of a brain tumour may have been cured if doctors had spotted it, a coroner has ruled.

Max Earley died after a series of blunders meant his brain tumour went undiagnosed for several weeks and ultimately killed him.

An inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court heard that his mother "watched him die" as doctors struggled to diagnose his condition, despite it showing up on a CT scan.

The inquest heard that one doctor incorrectly read the scan, missing the tumour, while other doctors thought the scan had been reviewed by experts at Great Ormond Street Hospital when in fact they never looked at it.

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