High Court overrules coroner over patient's deathBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7252.8 (Published 01 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:8
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
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, …