Inquest Begins For Worcester Mum Who Died Following Treatment At Birmingham Women’s Hospital

Medical Law Experts Say Family Hope Inquest Will Provide Answers


The family of a mum of one who died after being treated at Birmingham Women’s Hospital say they hope the inquest will provide much needed answers about her death.

Elizabeth Dwyer from Birmingham died on 28 July 2013 in the critical care unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital four days after being discharged from the Women’s Hospital where she underwent an investigative hysteroscopy procedure (womb biopsy).

A two-day inquest into the 77-year-old’s death will begin tomorrow (Thursday 13th February) at 10am at Worcester Coroner’s Court.

Mrs Dwyer’s son, Anthony, has instructed medical law experts at Irwin Mitchell to represent the family at the inquest and investigate whether more could have been done to prevent the tragedy.

Laura Ralfe, a specialist medical lawyer at Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office, said: “Mrs Dwyer’s family have understandably been left devastated by the sudden loss of their mum.

“The family are hopeful that the questions raised at the Inquest will enable them to understand what happened and allow them to begin the long process of rebuilding their lives.”


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