Indianna Maddison’s Loved Ones Instruct International Serious Injury Lawyers To Help Establish Answers
The family of a four-year-old British girl who died after being rescued from a swimming pool while on holiday in Egypt are hoping an upcoming inquest will provide them with answers regarding her death.
Indianna Maddison, from Bishop Auckland, was staying at the Jaz Makadi Aquaviva Hotel in Hurghada when she got into difficulty in the pool. The hotel was part of a package holiday booked through TUI.
After being taken to hospital in Egypt, Indianna was airlifted to hospital in the UK. She died on Boxing Day 2017, five days after being pulled from the water.
Following her death, Indianna’s mum Kelly, 42, and dad Tommy, 48, instructed international serious injury experts at Irwin Mitchell to support them and their family through the inquest process.
Indianna was on a festive break in Hurghada with Kelly, Tommy and her eight siblings in December 2018. Six days into the holiday, on 21 December, she was involved in an incident in the hotel swimming pool.
Expert Opinion“Losing Indianna has left a huge hole in the lives of her loved ones, in particular Tommy and Kelly who are still understandably struggling to come to terms with the tragic death of their beloved daughter.
Their grief has been made more difficult by not knowing the full reasons as to why their little girl was taken from them so soon.
We’re continuing to support Indianna’s loved ones and are determined to provide them with the answers they deserve.
Tommy and Kelly have a number of concerns relating to safety management around the pool at the time of Indianna’s accident, as well as the medical care with which she was provided prior to the arrival of paramedics.
We will support Indianna’s loved ones in the inquest process to ensure that these concerns are properly investigated, particularly so that lessons can be learned in the event that any issues are identified.”
Daniel Matchett - Associate Solicitor
She was taken by ambulance to an Egyptian hospital. On Christmas Eve, she was flown home to the UK, arriving at a hospital in Newcastle on Christmas Day morning.
She died on Boxing Day, 26 December 2017, after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Tommy said: “We were always so protective over Indianna. It was devastating when we found out there was nothing we could do to save her.
“It’s still so difficult to accept that our little girl’s no longer here. She always had a smile on her face and loved spending time with her brothers and sisters, who are also struggling to come to terms with losing her. It’s been three years but the pain is still so raw.
“While nothing will ever make up for our loss, and the inquest will be tough as we will have to relive everything we went through, we hope that it will provide us with answers.”
The inquest is due to begin on 24 January, at the Newcastle Coroners Court, and is listed for five days.