Evidence To Be Heard At Inquest Into Death Of Pharmacist Who Needed Heart Surgery

Medical Experts Say Heartbroken Family Need Answers

17.12.2012

The heartbroken family of a 61-year-old pharmacist who died of heart failure after being transferred to three separate hospitals in one day for life-saving heart surgery say they hope the inquest will provide answers about his death.

Jaswinder Sian, from Redbridge in Essex, died in April this year after suffering an aortic dissection (tear in the main artery that transfers blood from the heart) because he had a condition known as Marfan’s Syndrome, which weakens the tissue in the heart.

He was taken to Whipps Cross Hospital and then Royal London Hospital but neither had the facilities to give him life-saving heart surgery, before he was transferred to St Bartholomew’s Hospital, where he died shortly after arrival.

The two-day inquest will be held on 18 and 19 December at City of London Coroner’s Court, heard by HM Coroner Paul Matthews.

Cynthia Marshall, a medical law expert at Irwin Mitchell’s office representing the family, said: “Jaswinder’s death has had a devastating effect on the entire family and they are desperate for answers about his death so they can begin to come to terms with their loss.

“We hope the inquest will provide these answers so the family can begin to move forward with their lives.”