The widower of a woman who died after suffering an ectopic pregnancy is hoping an upcoming inquest will end his 16 month wait for answers regarding her death.
When Gail Bailey started experiencing severe abdominal pains on holiday, her husband Ryan dialled 999 for an ambulance. He informed the operator that his wife was nine weeks pregnant and that a hospital had advised she underwent a scan because she could be suffering from a potentially life-threatening pregnancy complication.
Gail, 36, was taken by East Midlands Ambulance Service to Boston Pilgrim Hospital, around 25 miles from where the couple were holidaying in Lincolnshire. However, she was pronounced dead around 50 minutes later.
Following her death in August 2017, Ryan instructed expert medical negligence solicitors at Irwin Mitchell to investigate the care she received and support him through the inquest process.
Anne Brundell, is the specialist medical negligence solicitor at Irwin Mitchell representing Ryan, 37.
Expert Opinion“Ryan has been left devastated by Gail’s unexpected death.
“He has a number of serious concerns about what happened to Gail on the day she died and hopes that the inquest will now provide him with the vital answers he deserves.
“If during the course of the inquest any areas where patient care can be improved are identified, it is crucial that appropriate measures are put in place.” Anne Brundell - Solicitor
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Ryan and Gail, of Kimberworth, Rotherham, met in 2014 and married in May 2017.
They were holidaying at Promenade Caravan Park in Ingoldmells, when on 6 August, 2017, Gail went back to the caravan because she had stomach pains.
Ryan called an ambulance shortly afterwards.
He said: “There’s not a day goes by that I don’t miss Gail. She was such a loving and caring wife and I still don’t really believe she has gone.
“The last 16 months have been incredibly hard. While I know that the inquest and listening to the evidence of what happened in the lead up to her death is going to be extremely upsetting, it is something I need to do. That way, hopefully, it will mean that at least I get the answers to the many questions I have.”
An inquest into Gail’s death is due to start at Lincoln Cathedral Centre on Monday and is listed for two days.