74-Year-Old Man Died At Hinchingbrooke Hospital In May 2017
The legal team working for a widow of a father-of-four from Fenstanton, who died while a patient at a Cambridgeshire hospital, has revealed she is hoping for answers from an upcoming inquest into his death.
Retired electrician Keith Woodroff died aged 74 at Hinchingbrooke Hospital on 5th May last year. Keith had been admitted to the hospital on 24th April with pneumonia.
He received treatment for over a week in hospital and underwent a tracheostomy on 4th May. Following this, his condition began to deteriorate until he passed away in the early hours the next day.
An inquest into Keith’s death is due to be held at Huntingdon Coroners’ Court on 9th October and is listed for three days.
Following an internal report from Hinchingbrooke Hospital, highlighting concerns in relation to his treatment, Keith’s family instructed specialist lawyers at Irwin Mitchell’s Cambridge office to investigate the care he received and to support them through the upcoming inquest.
Gurpreet Lalli, the solicitor and medical negligence expert at Irwin Mitchell representing Keith’s widow, Ann, said:
Expert Opinion“Over a year on from Keith’s death, his loved ones remain understandably devastated and desperate for answers regarding the circumstances regarding his death.
“We are hopeful that the forthcoming inquest will go some way towards clarifying whether Keith’s medical treatment was appropriate and help Ann get answers to the many questions she has.” Gurpreet Lalli - Associate Solicitor
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