High Court overrules coroner over patient's death

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 01 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:8
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Coroners may have to hold more inquests when patients die after apparent failures in routine monitoring, following a High Court ruling last week. Lord Justice Kennedy and Mr Justice Morison ruled that a coroner was wrong to refuse an inquest into the death of a woman who died of a brain haemorrhage after giving birth to twins by caesarean section.

    The coroner for inner north London, Stephen Chan, decided that an inquest on Laura Touche, …

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