Asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei’s death from leg infection was preventable, Queensland coroner finds

The death of Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei was preventable and the result of “compounding errors” in health care provided under Australia’s offshore immigration detention system, the Queensland coroner has found.

Coroner Terry Ryan found Mr Khazaei, who died in a Brisbane hospital in September 2014 after he contracted a leg infection in Manus Island detention centre, would have survived had his rapid deterioration been recognised.

Mr Khazaei suffered severe sepsis from a leg infection and was first moved to Port Moresby before being flown to Brisbane where nothing could be done to save his life.

Source: Asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei’s death from leg infection was preventable, Queensland coroner finds – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)