A doctor committed suicide after missing a fatal diagnosis in a young female patient

“Father-of-two Dr Paul Goodson, 44, had examined new mother Alison Webster when she went to his surgery complaining of stomach pains. She returned home with painkillers but Alison, 23, was later admitted to hospital where she died of post-natal complications.

It is believed Dr Goodson took a fatal drugs overdose at a remote woodland beauty spot the next day . . .

. . . But care worker Alison began suffering severe abdominal pain and went to her local surgery in Pembroke Dock.

She was seen by Dr Goodson and then went home to her modern detached house in the village of Sageston. But her condition worsened and she was taken to Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest, where she died on August 9.

An inquest was opened and heard the cause of death was severe abdominal infection puerperal sepsis which can affect women after childbirth.”

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