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Inquest into Alex Braes’s death hears ‘small’ chance teen could have been saved at Broken Hill Hospital – ABC News

An inquest into the death of Broken Hill teenager Alex Braes hears he may have died from invasive Grade A Streptococcus from an ingrown toenail, which can be fast…



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An inquest into the death of teenager Alex Braes has heard the chance his life could have been saved at Broken Hill Hospital was “small”.

  • Alex Braes presented to hospital with moderate knee pain
  • Experts cannot agree on an exact cause of death
  • But may have died from an infection from an ingrown toenail

The 18-year-old TAFE student died at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney on September 22, 2017, after being transferred from the local hospital.
Mr Braes’s death was featured in a Four Corners…

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