NISCO, Sophia Alessia

Inquest into the death of NISCO, Sophia Alessia

Sophia Alessia Nisco was 16 years of age when she died on 11 February 2017. She\r\ndied at the disAbility Living Riverside respite facility after she aspirated a disposable\r\nlatex glove at that facility. The glove is the foreign body recited in the cause of death\r\ndescribed above. Resuscitation efforts performed in the first instance by staff of the\r\nfacility and then by paramedics of the South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS)\r\nwere unsuccessful. There is no evidence that Sophia’s possession of the glove or its\r\naspiration was witnessed by any person. In the course of these findings I will discuss\r\nthe circumstances surrounding Sophia’s aspiration of the glove.

Anthony Ernest Schapel, Deputy State Coroner on 28/02/2020

‘http://www.courts.sa.gov.au/CoronersFindings/Lists/Coroners%20Findings/Attachments/836/NISCO%20Sophia%20Alessia.pdf’

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