British toddler Lily Gibson died during a family vacation with Thomas Cook
Lily Gibson, from Halfway near Sheffield, died in the Bodrum resort in Mugla, Turkey
A three-year-old girl died after becoming ill on a Turkish holiday, possibly poisoned by acetaminophen prescribed by foreign doctors, heard a pre-examination.
The parents Lisa and Chris of Lily Gibson took her to a medical center after suffering from & # 39; yellowing & # 39; of the skin – a symptom of jaundice – and received a prescription for a nearby pharmacy.
But the enthusiastic dancer later died in her hotel room after receiving drugs that reportedly contained acetaminophen during the Thomas Cook vacation in August 2018 to the Bodrum resort in Mugla, Turkey.
A pre-inquest review in Sheffield heard yesterday that Lily, from Halfway near the city of South Yorkshire, suffered fatal liver damage after being poisoned by an & # 39; inappropriate dose & # 39 ;.
Assistant coroner professor Robert Forrest said that child pathologist Dr. Marta Cohen analyzed Lily's organs after they had flown to Britain, but she could not determine the cause of death.
Lily may have suffered fatal liver damage after being poisoned by an & # 39; inappropriate dose & # 39;
However, she voiced & # 39; concerns & # 39; about the medicine that Lily was advised to take.
Mr. Forrest said: & # 39; Lily clearly had a problem with her liver and what Dr. Cohen wants to do is look at all the details we have about the treatment that Lily received at the walk-in center in Turkey.
& # 39; Not to doubt the scrub, the thing that dr. Cohen is somewhat concerned, an inappropriate dose of paracetamol may be given to Lily.
& # 39; I do not in any way suggest that this is the cause of death, but it is something that Dr. Cohen wants to watch. & # 39;
Gibson said that Lily stayed in the medical center for six hours and was connected to an infusion before being fired with a prescription for rehydration bags, magnesium and a drug that we assumed was their version of Calpol & # 39 ;.
The hearing was also told that the UK Foreign Ministry has requested essential documents, including a Turkish police report, but these have still not been provided.
Lily spent six hours in the medical center and was connected to an infusion before being fired with a prescription for rehydration bags, magnesium and a drug equivalent to Calpol.
In April, a coroner asked Thomas Cook for information about cleanliness and food safety standards at a four-star hotel, a popular destination for British families.
The four-star resort Bodrum in Mugla, Turkey, where three-year-old Lily died in August 2018
Lawyers representing Lily & # 39; s parents were previously said to be hoping to investigate whether the child could have contracted a bacterial infection such as E. coli, salmonella or shigella.
Mr. Gibson told the April hearing: & # 39; We just want to know what happened. & # 39;
At the previous hearing, Mr Gibson was also asked whether he & # 39; accurate information & # 39; was given about what dosage he should give by Turkish doctors.
He said to the coroner: & # 39; No. I received a recipe from reception and was told that I had to go get it myself. I went to the pharmacy around the corner and they gave it to me. & # 39;
Lily & # 39; s latest survey next year will also look into whether evidence of poor food safety in the hotel – which was reported to have a 54 percent hygiene score – could have made her sick in the first place.
It is suspected that she has contracted a type of viral hepatitis, which could also have led to her death.
Friends and family raised more than £ 4,000 for the Gibson, with one family member describing the tragedy as & # 39; the worst-case scenario & # 39 ;.
The family member said: & # 39; Without any explanation, a three-year-old, happy baby girl was taken from a nice, loving family.
The coroner insisted that Thomas Cook's liquidation last month & # 39; in no way affect the thoroughness of my investigation into Lily & # 39; s death & # 39;
& # 39; Lily died without any warning and there was no way to prepare for the loss.
& # 39; Losing a child in all circumstances is terrible, losing a child during a family holiday when it is to be a time of joy and love is even hard to fathom. & # 39;
Mr Forrest said earlier in April that there had been an anecdotal increase in illnesses at the hotel around the time of the Gibson's holiday.
He said: & # 39; The evidence of poor food safety in the hotel and the possibility that Lily died due to a food-related illness justifies Thomas Cook's additional investigation. & # 39;
A spokesperson for the now-defunct company said in April: “Our deepest condolences to the family after the heartbreaking death of their daughter on vacation last year.
& # 39; We have provided the coroner with all the information that we have been able to collect from the hotel and healthcare institutions.
& # 39; The cause of death remains unclear. We continue to support the coroner and the family in all possible ways and await the outcome of the investigation. & # 39;
Mr. Forrest insisted yesterday that the liquidation of the company last month & # 39; would in no way affect the thoroughness of my investigation into Lily & # 39; s death & # 39; and promised a & # 39; complete and fearless investigation & # 39 ;.
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