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plymouthmaid Tue 09-Oct-12 21:27:14

I have recently attended my Mum's inquest, after a wait of 17 months,the coroner recorded a narrative verdict. Can anybody help me make sense of this?

NagaViper Thu 11-Oct-12 15:41:49

Following an inquest, a coroner can return a 'narrative verdict'. This is a factual statement of the circumstances surrounding someone's death, without attributing the cause to an individual. Narrative verdicts have been an option for coroners in England and Wales since 2004. Did your mum die in unusual circumstances?

plymouthmaid Thu 11-Oct-12 20:46:45

It was following an operation to give her a tracheostomy and although she was very poorly it was expected that the operation would help her on the road to recovery.When Mum was being turned following the operation her airway was compromised and they were unable,initially, to re insert the tube. Two doctors tried and eventually they called a consultant who managed to re insert the tube, by this time Mum had suffered a cardiac arrest and they were unable to revive her. It was unexpected and the delay in the inquest has been very stressful.
Thanks for your help.

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