Sarah Lambert QC, instructed by Tom Spearpoint of Slater & Gordon, is representing the widower in a resumed inquest regarding the death of his late wife. She is also representing the family in a concurrent civil claim.

Michelle Roach, 32, died from a pulmonary embolism after giving birth to the couple’s first child in 2013. No inquest into her death was held at the time. The coroner will consider both the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Trust and the care provided by the GP. Independent expert evidence has indicated that GP care was below standard. The Royal Berkshire NHS Trust has made formal public admissions and apologised to the family following an internal review of Michelle Roach’s care.

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