Inquest touching the death of AJ; unreported 23 March 2017: hospital inquests and findings of neglect

This post is by Isaac Hogarth of 12 King’s Bench Walk. Isaac appeared on behalf of AJ’ parents and was instructed by Rosie Nelson and Emily Palmer of Penningtons Manches.

AJ, a 5-year-old boy died from sepsis, following treatment received at Hillingdon Hospital on 22 December 2015. Based on his initial presentation, AJ was treated for croup. However, when he failed to respond positively to that treatment, he was not properly reassessed. There was therefore a significant delay in IV antibiotics being prescribed. HM Coroner gave a narrative conclusion with a rider of neglect, finding that AJ’s death was avoidable and that there were gross failings in the care he received. Continue reading “Inquest touching the death of AJ; unreported 23 March 2017: hospital inquests and findings of neglect”