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    Boy, 8, died of scurvy

    Please read the link. I tried to post the whole article but couldn't. The fcucker are complete and utter...........I'm lost for words. Dylan Seabridge dead from scurvy which parents thought was 'growing pains' | Daily Mail Online

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    What an enlightened couple.
    Perhaps, reflective of their culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Perhaps, reflective of their culture.
    I have to ask, but what culture?

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    Boy, 8, died of scurvy after his parents thought he was 'only suffering from growing pains'
    • Youngster was being home schooled by parents in remote Welsh village
    • Paramedics were called in December 2011 after his health deteriorated
    • The boy was not breathing and tragically died after suffering a heart attack
    • Parents reject a Home Office pathologist's finding he died of scurvy
    • Coroner now finds boy died from scurvy and records an open conclusion
    • The parents of an eight-year-old boy thought he was suffering from 'growing pains' when he was actually dying of scurvy, an inquest has heard.
    Dylan Seabridge collapsed at the family home in the remote village of Eglwyswrw in Pembrokeshire, west Wales in December 2011.
    After his death it emerged he had the rare condition - almost unheard of in modern-day Britain - which is caused by a deficiency of vitamin C.




    His parents Glynn, 47, and Julie had not sought medical advice for the youngster because they thought he was suffering from 'growing pains', it emerged today.
    Former teacher Mrs Seabridge, 46, and her husband were both unemployed and home schooling their son at the time of his death.
    She had taught IT in a secondary school until 2009, when she left her post due to ill health.





    An inquest in Milford Haven heard how Mr Seabridge called 999 on 6 December 2011 after the boy's health deteriorated.
    Paramedics who attended the family home found Dylan unconscious and not breathing with bruising to his ankle and knee as well as swollen legs.
    He was rushed to hospital but suffered a heart attack and doctors were unable to save him.




    Home Office pathologist Dr Deryck Simon Jones, who carried out the post mortem examination, concluded that Dylan's death was due to scurvy.


    The parents, who were not present at today's hearing, reject this finding. Their lawyer, Katie Hanson, told the inquest: 'The parents don't accept that Dylan died of scurvy.'
    A specialist from Belgium, Professor Joris Dlanghe, also questioned whether Dylan had scurvy claiming that other deficiencies such as folic acid would have been present too but were not.
    Dylan's parents had given their son painkillers for his 'growing pains' shortly before his death.
    They were intially arrested and charged with neglect but the Crown Prosecution Service later dropped their case against them.
    Pembrokeshire Coroner, Mark Layton, ruled that Dylan had died from scurvy and recorded an open conclusion.






    FORGOTTEN CONDITION: SCURVY AND ITS SYMPTOMS

    Scurvy was at one time common among sailors deprived of fresh fruit and vegetables while at sea but is now incredibly rare.
    Symptoms of scurvy are lethargy, spots on the skin, spongy gums and bleeding from the nose.
    Treatment involves taking vitamin C supplements and eating food that is high in the essential vitamin such as cabbage, grapefruit, sweet potatoes, lemons, broccoli, limes and tomatoes.
    NHS guidance says the condition should be treated quickly to reverse its harmful effects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx
    Coroner now finds boy died from scurvy and records an open conclusion
    What's wrong with 'neglect'?

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    Err, because there is/ was no evidence of neglect and the pathologists's findings are disputed.

    Your indignation seems to have been aroused by information gleaned from a report published in the Daily Mail, a periodical not noted for its balanced journalism or adherence to facts or context.

    Presumably, you are similarly persuaded by reports in the Nation and Bangkok Post in formulating your opinions here?

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    Some limeys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    there is/ was no evidence of neglect
    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx
    A specialist from Belgium
    Why Belgium? Are they specialists in this field?

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    Welsh Kuntz

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    I'd accept the verdict just as long as they are both compulsorily sterilised and never allowed near a child again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    I have to ask, but what culture?
    with the Welsh it's usually found between their toes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    there is/ was no evidence of neglect
    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx
    A specialist from Belgium
    Why Belgium? Are they specialists in this field?
    As I read it, the Belgian doc was also disputing the finding, so I wonder if he was bought in by the family as an independent expert (i.e he may have reviewed the reports).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    there is/ was no evidence of neglect
    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx
    A specialist from Belgium
    Why Belgium? Are they specialists in this field?

    You are probably hard pressed to find a doctor who has ever seen a case, unless they have been doing relief work in famine zones....

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    ^Or on board pirate ships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Please read the link. I tried to post the whole article but couldn't. The fcucker are complete and utter...........I'm lost for words. Dylan Seabridge dead from scurvy which parents thought was 'growing pains' | Daily Mail Online
    From the link: "They were intially arrested and charged with neglect but the Crown Prosecution Service later dropped their case against them."


    Why would the prosecutor drop changes? He/she must be as incompetent as a prosecutor as they were as parents, especially since Britain has national health care and they were too lazy or stupid to take him for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    From the link: "They were intially arrested and charged with neglect but the Crown Prosecution Service later dropped their case against them." Why would the prosecutor drop changes? He/she must be as incompetent as a prosecutor as they were as parents, especially since Britain has national health care and they were too lazy or stupid to take him for proper diagnosis and treatment.
    May be inducing 'Scurvy' was easier to proove than 'Neglect' was? Or may be 'Neglect' didn't carry a big enough sentence? I'd have thought inducing Scurvy, in a child, was a neglectful act in this day and age where everyone in UK has access to Vit C?

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    Jaysus, look at the pair.


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    Even when they try and tidy up they miss the mark.


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    No sign that they defaulted with their diets.

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    In the 8 years this poor kid lived not once did the parents let him see a doctor or dentist. It was only when the parents phoned 999 that he first saw a doctor. Shoot the fat fookers. 'Whatever Dylan?s parents did or didn't do, I can?t help thinking that we as a society also let the child down' - Rachael Misstear - Wales Online

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