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NSW mother-of-four dies after getting injection

9News.com.au logo 9News.com.au 15/08/2018 16:30:00 Hannah Sinclair

Those closest to Leanne Lapsin are in disbelief, after the mother-of-four's trip to the doctor turned to tragedy.

Ms Lapson lost consciousness while getting an injection at the Medisense Health Care Centre in Taree, NSW on July 31.

9NEWS understands authorities will investigate whether there was an air bubble in the syringe.

She was rushed to Manning Base Hospital and placed on life support but she never woke up, and was pronounced dead four days later.

a man and a woman looking at the camera: Friend Jane Howden is doing everything she can to help the family. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty LtdFriend Jane Howden is doing everything she can to help the family.

"It's not something I would wish on my worst enemy," friend Jane Howden told 9NEWS.

"One day we were fine, the next day our whole lives were turned upside down."

It's understood Ms Lapsin's death is being treated as a medical misconduct case.

Staff at the Medisense Health Centre have told 9NEWS the doctor, who's now under investigation, was an independent contractor and no longer works there.

It's not the first time a staff member from the private health clinic has been investigated. Last year a different doctor was slapped with a caution after a patient died just hours after attending in 2014.

a sign above a store: Ms Lapson lost consciousness while getting an injection at the Medisense Health Care Centre in Taree on July 31. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty LtdMs Lapson lost consciousness while getting an injection at the Medisense Health Care Centre in Taree on July 31.

Ms Howden says her main focus now is to get justice for Leanne, and help look after her four children, the youngest of which is just two-years-old.

"They have to start again, you can't replace their mother."

The family friend is now fundraising to help support Ms Lapsin's family at this difficult time.

a person smiling for the camera: A doctor has been suspended after a mother-of-four died after receiving an injection at a Taree medical centre. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty LtdA doctor has been suspended after a mother-of-four died after receiving an injection at a Taree medical centre.

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