An inquest will delve into whether a toddler who died from an air embolism was properly treated at a Queensland hospital.
An inquest will delve into whether a toddler who died of an air embolism was properly treated for the flu at a Queensland hospital.
Ruby Chen, 3, died on August 9, 2012 after being flown from Blackwater Hospital to Rockhampton Hospital for treatment.
An autopsy later determined she died of an air embolism caused by a gas bubble or bubbles in a vein or artery.
An inquest into her death will open on Tuesday in Rockhampton.
The inquest will focus on how the air got into the toddler’s vascular system and whether the treatment she received was adequate.
Lawyer Sarah Atkinson, who is representing Ruby’s father Charlie, said he was after some much-needed answers.
“Ruby’s father remains hopeful that the inquest into her death will help to provide some closure for him and his family regarding the circumstances of Ruby’s death, and importantly to try and ensure future events are prevented,” Ms Atkinson said.
The inquest is set down for three days.