Inquest To Begin Into The Death Of A Man At Yorkshire Hospital

Wife Seeking Answers After The Death Of Her Beloved Husband

21.11.2014

An inquest to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 39-year-old at Harrogate District Hospital is scheduled to begin on Monday 24th November at 10am.

Tony Cartwright died on 30 July 2008 after being admitted to hospital suffering from a sore throat and breathing difficulties. He died 33 days later after he stopped breathing and suffered a traumatic brain injury following a catalogue of failings by medical staff at Harrogate Hospital as they failed to diagnose Acute Epiglottitis, which is the when the flap of skin at the base of the tongue becomes inflamed or infected and the airways can be closed off.

The two day hearing at Northallerton Coroner’s Court will be attended by Tony’s wife Debra from Terrington in York, who will be represented by specialist medical negligence lawyers from Irwin Mitchell.

Expert Opinion
Debra and her family have been left completely devastated by his death and have waited several years to get some answers as to the circumstances surrounding his death.

“They hope that the inquest will finally provide some opportunity for them to learn more about the events leading up to Tony’s death so they can begin the long process of rebuilding their lives.”
Rachelle Mahapatra, Partner
For further information please contact the Irwin Mitchell press office on 0114 274 4666.