Ed Ramsay represented the parents of 14-year-old Amy Allan at the inquest into her death, which concluded this week. The inquest has received national media coverage. Amy Allan, who suffered from Noonan syndrome and had a complex cardiac history, died in intensive care at GOSH following elective spinal surgery in September 2018. Following a number of pre-inquest review hearings and applications for disclosure of documents, Ed represented the family at the substantive hearing this week in St Pancras Coroner’s Court.
An application on the first day by the Family that HM Coroner call an independent paediatric intensivist was successful. Over 3 days of evidence the court closely examined the sequence of events leading up to and following Amy’s surgery. Yesterday, in a detailed review of his findings, HM Coroner was critical of the planning and management of Amy’s post-operative care, specifically regarding the provision of ECMO life support. HM Coroner has indicated that he is minded to make a Regulation 28 Prevention of Future Death Report following receipt of further submissions in writing.
Ed was instructed by Lynda Reynolds of Hugh James solicitors.
A selection of the media coverage can be accessed here: