An inquest into the death of Mary Agyapong, a specialist diabetes nurse who continued to work during the pandemic whilst pregnant. In March she stopped working due to back problems. In early April she was seen at hospital after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 but discharged because she did not require oxygen therapy. Two days later she gave birth via caesarean but died in intensive care. Her preliminary cause of death has been given as a combination of pneumonia, COVID-19 and a caesarean.
Martin Forde QC, instructed by Suzanne White of Leigh Day, is acting on behalf of her husband who continues to campaign for pregnant women over 20 weeks to be allowed to work from home or suspended with pay.
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