The Straits Times
Published on Nov 08, 2012

No evidence spat with doctor led to death: Coroner

Liver transplant for woman's young daughter was high-risk


When a woman's three-year-old daughter died of multi-organ failure two weeks after a second liver transplant, she suspected that a doctor might not have helped perform the operation properly.

This was because she had had a spat with him earlier that day. Ms Norhayati Amir, 28, a nurse, raised this concern with the officer investigating the case.

On Wednesday, a coroner inquiry into the 2010 death of her daughter, Nadia Abdullah, found no evidence of this.

State Coroner Imran Abdul Hamid said the surgery was "technically difficult and that the complications that led to the death of the young girl were not unexpected".