Woman sent home twice from A&E dies

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A FAMILY in mourning is considering suing the Andalucian Health Service after an 82-year-old relative died after being sent home twice from A&E.

Francisca was sent home twice from the A&E departments of two different Malaga City hospitals with an alleged stomach bug, which four days later was found to be intestinal ischemia, a life-threatening lack of blood flow to the intestines.

The elderly woman, who had started feeling ill while on a walk with her husband Emilio, died four and a half days after the first ambulance took her to hospital.

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The family is thinking of suing the Andalucian Health Service as they believe if tests had been done immediately Francisca could still be alive today.

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