Inquest into girl's mystery death begins
Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:08a.m.
By Paul Gallagher
A coroner's inquest is underway in Wellington today to investigate what killed an Upper Hutt 18-year-old nearly three years ago.
Jasmine Renata died in her sleep in September 2009 and her mother, Rhonda Renata, blames the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil for her death.
Wellington coroner Ian Smith will spend the next two days investigating the cause of death.
Ms Renata's death came six months after she had received the last of three injections of the cervical cancer vaccine.
Her family members believe it may have had a direct connection to her passing.
Gardasil has been allegedly connected to more than ten deaths in the United States, were a series lawsuits have been filed relating to the paralysis of teen girls.
More than 44 million doses of Gardasil have been distributed globally.
Due to give evidence at the coroner's inquest will be medical experts from Capital and Coast District Health Board, Medsafe and Starship.
Jasmine Renata's mother will be among the first to give evidence this morning.
Video testimony will be heard from two experts in the United States and Canada tomorrow.
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