Kerron Rohrer acts at Inquest into sepsis and pneumonia death

January 15, 2018

Kerron Rohrer from Exchange Chambers, instructed by Irwin Mitchell, acted for the widow of a father-on-one who died at home of sepsis and pneumonia at the Inquest into his death this week.

Customer service advisor Paul Hardy died aged 35 on the evening of February 20th 2017 after struggling for around a week with symptoms including pains across his body, a chesty cough, vomiting, diarrhoea and a fluctuating temperature.

Paul had attended his local Doctors GP surgery twice during the week before his death, the last attendance on the morning of the day that he died. He was pronounced dead by paramedics who were called after his wife Rachel found him unresponsive in bed later that evening.

Following his death, Rachel, 35, instructed specialist medical negligence lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to investigate whether more could have been done to prevent his death.

At the end of the Inquest, North Staffordshire coroner Ian Smith recorded a verdict of death by natural causes.

Margaret Ryan from Irwin Mitchell said: “The inquest into Paul’s death has highlighted issues where we feel lessons can be learned.

“We are looking into whether there is a civil claim as to whether anything could have been done to prevent Paul’s death.”