Aisha Chithira, 31, died after collapsing in a taxi following a late surgical termination of pregnancy at 22 weeks’ gestation in a West London clinic on 21st January 2012. She had travelled from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland for the termination. The post mortem examination confirmed a tear in the uterine wall which resulted in massive haemorrhage into the abdomen. The circumstances of her death has been the subject of investigations by other state bodies, hence the delay in holding an inquest. The inquest opened on 19th April 2018 at West London Coroner’s court and concluded on 1st May. The acting senior coroner for West London recorded a narrative verdict which criticised the London clinics treatment of Aisha Chithira.
Martin Forde QC and Sydney Chawatama, acting for the family, are instructed by Emma Doughty of Slater and Gordon.
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