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Inquest To Begin Into The Death Of Vulnerable Pensioner

Family Seeking Answers After Death Of Mother At Bristol Sheltered Accommodation Facility


An inquest to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a pensioner at a Wells sheltered accommodation facility for vulnerable people is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 4th November at 10am.

Merle Harding was 70 when she died in February this year following an accident in November last year in the bathroom of her sheltered accommodation run by Aster Living where she lived with her husband. Mrs Harding suffered a fit and fell into the hand basin and was severely scalded by the hot water. She suffered severe burns to her chest and hands and died three months later. 

The Inquest at Flaxbourton Coroner’s Court will be attended by members of Merle’s family who are being represented by specialist serious injury lawyers from Irwin Mitchell.

Anusheh Ahmadi, a serious injury lawyer from Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office, said: “Merle’s family have been left completely devastated by her death and are still struggling coming to terms with it.

“They hope that the inquest will provide some opportunity for them to learn more about the events leading up to Merle’s death in February so they can begin the long process of rebuilding their lives.”

For further information please contact the Irwin Mitchell press office on 0114 274 4666. 

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