Ben Bradley secures neglect conclusion at inquest
Ben Bradley, instructed by Angela Kirtley, Partner at Irwin Mitchell LLP in Newcastle, recently represented the family in an inquest touching the Death of LC.
LC had been a voluntary inpatient at West Park Hospital, receiving treatment for an underlying depressive illness. Despite express instructions to the contrary from the lead consultant, LC was permitted to go on leave without such leave being risk assessed to confirm (amongst other things) who he was going on leave with, and where he was going. Sadly, LC was thus permitted to leave the hospital, committing suicide shortly thereafter.
Having heard competing legal submissions from the interested parties, the Senior Coroner for County Durham recorded a conclusion of ‘suicide, contributed to by neglect’.
Local press interest in the inquest can be found here.
Ben’s profile is also available at this link.
Barristers: Ben Bradley