Caroline Cross represented the family in the inquest into the death of a nurse who died whilst under the care of the community mental health services of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.
The Coroner found that the Trust had not followed its own policies in relation to the treatment provided to Mrs Munns, who died from injuries sustained from a fall from a motorway bridge while suffering from a psychotic episode. The trust was criticised for failures in care.
The coroner held that no specific action had caused Mrs Munns’ death because she was suffering a manic episode after failing to take her anti-psychotic medicine. The previous year she had been admitted to the Trust’s mental health unit suffering from depression, and following her discharge had deteriorated again. The Trust has apologised to the family for her death, which they said could have been prevented.
Caroline Cross was instructed by Rebecca Brown of Irwin Mitchell, Southampton.
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