Naomi McLoughlin represents nurse in connection with the death of an elderly patient at Barnsley Hospital.Naomi McLoughlin
Naomi McLoughlin represented a nurse in connection with the death of an elderly patient at Barnsley Hospital. The deceased, who suffered with a number of significant comorbidities, had erroneously been given a 200mg dose of morphine instead of the prescribed 20mg dose. Naomi represented the nurse who administered the dose with the nurse facing potential serious professional consequences arising out of any findings made in the Inquest.
The Coroner was satisfied that the error was not singularly attributable to the nurse but that there had been a series of opportunities to prevent the overdose which were missed by others. He returned a narrative conclusion and in particular found that the handwriting on the prescription was ambiguous.
Naomi has an expanding inquest practice and has experience in representing a broad range of IPs within an Inquest setting. She is particularly interested in the representation of healthcare professionals before Coroners and in any related professional regulatory proceedings.
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