News Inquests & Public Inquiries 24th Aug 2018

Nikita McNeill appears in Article 2 Inquest following A&E death

Nikita McNeill appeared in an Article 2 inquest concerning the death in A&E of a young woman with significant learning and physical difficulties. The deceased was admitted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust after vomiting for 24 hours. The Coroner heard that in the two and half hours following her admission doctors and nurses failed on a number of occasions to undertake basic observations and triage, and to provide basic medical care. The Senior Coroner concluded that she died of natural causes contributed to by the neglect of the RCHT.

Nikita represented the deceased’s general practitioner who arranged for her admission to hospital. At the inquest the Coroner heard that the GP was the only person to carry out a detailed examination of the deceased and, under questioning from Nikita, the Coroner’s expert agreed that he had acted appropriately throughout.

To read about the case in more detail, please click here. To watch the report on BBC news, please click here.

Nikita was instructed by Helen Churchill of the MPS.

Categories: News