Inquest To Be Held Into Death Of Father Who Died After Liver Biopsy

Distraught Family Seek Answers


The devastated family of a Weston-Super-Mare man who died of internal bleeding following a liver biopsy say they hope the inquest into his death will provide answers about why he is no longer with them.

Father-of-two Ronald Shute died on 19 January 2011, aged 74, at Weston General Hospital just hours after undergoing a biopsy to check for liver cancer. He left behind his heartbroken wife Janet, also 74, son Gary and daughter Nicola.

HM Assistant Deputy Coroner Terrence Moore will hold the inquest on Thursday 21 June at 10am at Avon Coroner’s Court.

Jonathan Peacock, a Partner and medical law expert at Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office is representing the family. He said: “Ron’s entire family have found it extremely hard to come to terms with their loss.

“Although nothing will bring him back, the family cannot begin to move on until they have answers and they very much hope that the inquest will shed light on the circumstances which led to his death.”