Doctor's 'deep regret' in misdiagnosing Indigenous man

By Stephanie Gardiner
Updated February 27 2024 - 5:20pm, first published 5:17pm
Ricky Hampson Jr died less than 24 hours after leaving a NSW regional hospital. (HANDOUT/FAMILY)
Ricky Hampson Jr died less than 24 hours after leaving a NSW regional hospital. (HANDOUT/FAMILY)

An emergency doctor has admitted "cognitive bias" led to an Indigenous man being wrongly diagnosed with a drug-related condition, rather than the ruptured stomach ulcers that ultimately killed him.

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