Claim negligence behind young woman's death in hospital

NEGLIGENCE claims over the death of a young woman at a Northern NSW hospital, will be heard in the Coffs Harbour District Court.

Stacey Armstrong was 29 when she presented to the Grafton Base Hospital emergency department with abdominal pains in January, 2012.

Collective compensation and nervous shock claims are being sought by Ms Armstrong's relatives who allege negligence on the part of hospital staff, the then visiting locum surgeon and the ambulance helicopter transfer service.

They claim it took 48 hours for Ms Armstrong to be transferred to the Lismore Base Hospital where she suffered a major cardiac arrest.

Her life support was switched off nine days later.

The case has been listed to be heard at Coffs Harbour on March 3.


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