Psychiatrists are investigating whether a video of a young boy who collapsed during a party in Melbourne’s west is a “superfluious” case of mental health, an inquest has heard.
Key points:A psychologist and a forensic child psychologist examine the child’s face, chest and neck for signs of a traumatic brain injury”This is a very rare and rare occurrence, and we’re investigating the cause of death as a possible cause of the coronavirus,” said Victoria Coroner Ian Keating in his opening statement.
The boy collapsed at the weekend and was rushed to hospital, but died.
His mother and his father were also in the house at the time.
“There’s been a lot of speculation and speculation around what the cause is, but we have to be clear that we’re treating it as a very serious incident and we need to do everything possible to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” he said.
“We have a very, very limited number of staff that can do this, so we have a lot more work to do in order to keep our young people safe.”‘
It’s like the first step in the journey’Psychiatrists have examined the boy’s face and chest and have seen a clear sign of brain damage, with evidence of trauma to the brain, Mr Keating said.
He said the boy appeared to have suffered from a severe form of epilepsy, and was diagnosed with a rare form of the virus.
“What’s clear is that the cause and manner of death has been confirmed as traumatic brain damage and as a result of that, we’ve seen evidence of brain injury,” he told the inquest.
“The cause of that is still to be determined, but that’s what we’re doing at the moment.”
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