Hearing Set To Take Place From 19 December
The devastated husband of a Blackpool woman who passed away two days after collapsing at home has revealed his hope that an upcoming inquest will provide vital answers regarding her death.
Maria Haworth, from Marton, saw a GP on 21 January this year and was prescribed medication after complaining of a sore throat. However, she collapsed at home that evening and was then rushed to hospital by ambulance.
Despite treatment by paramedics on the way and further support in the hospital, Maria was pronounced brain dead and her family made the heart-breaking decision to switch off her life support on 23 January. She was 50.
Now, an inquest is set to examine all of the circumstances surrounding Maria’s death. Taking place at Blackpool Coroner’s Court from 19 December, the hearing is expected to last for two days.
Maria’s family, including her husband John, 54, will be represented at the inquest by legal experts from Irwin Mitchell.
Expert Opinion“Just months on from her death, Maria’s family remain devastated by their loss and continue to hold many questions regarding what happened in the lead up to her death.
We are determined to help provide John and the rest of Maria’s family with the vital answers they deserve as to why she died”.
Zoe Donohue - Solicitor
Maria’s funeral was held on her 51st birthday.
Her husband John Haworth said: “Maria was hugely loved and it remains very difficult to accept that she is no longer here. The fact that we are facing Christmas without her is devastating.
“She was an incredible woman who was taken unnecessarily far too soon. She would have done anything for anyone, and she had a heart of gold.
“I am completely broken and lost without her. My life will never be the same again.
“What makes it all the more difficult is that our efforts to come to terms with what happened have been hampered by the lack of answers, so we hope that this inquest will mean we start to get some clearer information on what happened to Maria.”
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