Coroner finds antipsychotic drug a ‘significant contributing factor’ in death of Oliver McGowan, 18

A hospital trust has promised to improve training for staff after the death of a teenager with mild learning difficulties who was given antipsychotic medication even though he and his family had warned that the medication could cause him serious harm.

Talented athlete Oliver McGowan, who had epilepsy, cerebral palsy and autism, died at Southmead hospital in Bristol after being given a drug for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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