Matthew Flinn was instructed in a complex jury inquest touching upon the death of a mentally disabled patient who inserted a button battery up his nose.

He represented the consultant anaesthetist who attempted to save the Deceased’s life when he suffered severe ventilation difficulties during an endo-tracheal tube exchange, with the result that he went into cardiac arrest. The events surrounding the tube exchange were the focus of several days of evidence and multiple expert opinions, with the jury ultimately returning a conclusion which made no criticism of the anaesthetist’s care.

Matthew was instructed by Joshua Morrison at Gordons Partnership LLP.