Matthew Turner secures neglect rider in ambulance delay inquest
Matthew Turner recently represented the family in a two-day inquest where the ambulance service miscategorised a 999 call and failed to send an emergency response within 15 minutes. Instead, an ambulance did not appear for over three hours. The evidence was that, if the call had been correctly categorised, an ambulance would have arrived quickly and the deceased would probably have survived. Matthew persuaded the Senior Coroner that the failing was ‘gross’ i.e., serious or very significant and that the death was contributed to by neglect.
Matthew was instructed by Clair Hilder and Lucie Boase of Broudie Jackson Canter.