Inquest Into Death
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If someone has died of anything other than natural causes, a coroner will hold an inquest to find out what circumstances led to and caused the death. Most family members will want to be present when this happens. However, we realise this can be a considerable source of stress at what is already an extremely difficult time.
HOSPITAL STAFF WERE UNABLE TO EXPLAIN WHAT WENT WRONG DURING LESLEY'S LABOUR AND WE ASSISTED LESLEY AND HER HUSBAND AT AN INQUEST.
Lesley’s pregnancy and labour had progressed normally until the very latest stages when the baby became stuck and could not be delivered. An emergency caesarean section was performed but sadly, her baby failed to respond to resuscitation and died shortly after her birth.
The hospital staff were unable to explain what had gone wrong. We therefore assisted Lesley and her husband at an inquest. The coroner was unable to identify any failings but we commissioned expert evidence. A neonatologist reported that the baby had probably suffered an injury to the brain during the delivery. This affected the baby’s breathing which was why she had failed to respond to resuscitation at birth.
All names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals
What is an Inquest?
An inquest is a factual enquiry into the circumstances surrounding a death and takes place in the Coroner’s Court. The coroner’s role is not to attribute blame, but the hearing can often be the best chance for a family to ask questions.
Expert Inquest Representation
We have extensive experience representing families and individuals looking for answers from a coroner’s inquest. We will be there throughout the process to provide you with support, whilst making the right enquiries to find out how your loved one died.0800 044 8488