BOSSES of a clinic which failed to give a 15-year-old Huddersfield girl antibiotic drugs after an abortion will look closely at concerns raised by a coroner.
Alesha Monique Cheri Thomas, 15, of Fartown, died five days after a termination at a Marie Stopes International centre in Leeds.
She died from a heart attack on July 11, 2007, after contracting the rare infection Toxic Shock Syndrome.
An inquest in Huddersfield on Wednesday heard how the gynaecologist who performed the termination issued an electronic prescription for an antibiotic to be given to Alesha an hour and 20 minutes after her operation.
But Alesha had already left the building and was never given the potentially life-saving prescription.
Coroner Roger Whittaker told the inquest there should be measures put in place to stop patients leaving without their medication.
He said: "If she had had the drugs administered to her the balance of probability suggests that she would be more able to survive."
In a statement, Marie Stopes International said: "All the staff at Marie Stopes International were deeply saddened to learn of Alesha’s tragic death.
"We wish to extend our sympathies to Alesha’s family and recognise that this has inevitably been a difficult and distressing process for them, and for all involved.
"Marie Stopes International is grateful to the coroner for giving Alesha’s family an opportunity to obtain answers to their questions. Our first concern is always the support and care of our clients and we aim to ensure that they receive the highest possible standards of advice, treatment and aftercare.
"We will look closely at the coroner’s comments and take further steps to address any areas of concern that have been identified."