Loved Ones Instruct Medical Negligence Lawyers To Help Establish Answers
The family of a much loved mother and grandmother from Lowestoft, who died after she was sent home from hospital, are hoping an upcoming inquest will provide them with answers regarding her death.
Teresa Anderson, from Kessingland, attended James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) during the evening of 11 May, 2020, complaining of a sharp pain in her left side. She was suspected to have had kidney stones and was discharged in the early hours of 12 May.
By 13 May, Teresa’s condition her deteriorated. She was taken to hospital by ambulance but died the following morning aged 60.
After Teresa died, her husband Malcolm, 65, instructed medical negligence experts at Irwin Mitchell to support them through the inquest process.
Expert Opinion“The past year has been incredibly tough for Teresa’s family, in particular Malcolm and the couple’s children, who are all understandably still struggling to accept what happened.
Their loss has been made harder by not knowing the full reasons as to why she died.
We’re continuing to support Teresa’s family and are determined to provide them with the answers they deserve.
If during the course of the inquest issues surrounding Teresa’s death are identified, it’s vital that lessons are learned to improve patient safety.”
Amie Minns - Solicitor
Malcolm said: “We’re all still devastated to have lost Teresa. She was the most loving wife, mum and grandmother. It’s terribly hard to accept she is no longer here.
“It’s been over a year now since my wife died, but the pain is raw as ever. We have so many questions about the circumstances surrounding her sudden and unexpected death. We hope the inquest will be able to provide us with answers.”
The inquest is due to begin on Wednesday, 18 August, at Norfolk Coroner’s Court, Carrow House, and is listed for two days.
Malcolm and Teresa were married for 30 years at the time of her death. The couple have three adult children – Jodie, 35, Clint, 44, and Shane, 40. They had another daughter, Natasha, who sadly died around 10 years ago. As a result, Malcolm and Teresa were assigned the sole guardians of their grandson Tye, who was three when Natasha died.
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