A Victorian coroner has finally been able to investigate the death of a teenage boy in Melbourne from a case of tuberculosis in its severest form.
Mohamed Mussa spent more than a month on life support in the Royal Children's Hospital before dying from the disease, aged 15, in September 2005.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
His tuberculosis was advanced to such a state only seen in developing countries, Senior Constable Premala Thevar told the Victorian Coroners Court on Tuesday.
Mohamed Mussa, 15, died in Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital (pictured) after more than a month on life support, suffering from an advanced form of tuberculosis
Investigating nearly 16 years after the teen's death, coroner Phil Byrne said there had been delays as a result of a homicide investigation into the teen's father, Mahamoud Awali, who watched the hearing online.
Morris O'Dell, a doctor with the coroners office, met with homicide detectives in November 2005 and concluded after reviewing the teen's medical files that it appeared to be a severe case of neglect.
The homicide investigation remains open.
The court heard Mohamed's younger brother, then 13, called an ambulance for help in July 2005 reporting that his brother was suffering dizziness,