Neil Sheldon QC, instructed by Fieldfisher, is acting for the bereaved family of Glenda Logsdail. Glenda was a retired NHS consultant who died of a hypoxic brain injury caused by the insertion of an endotracheal tube into her oespohagus during the course of anaesthesia for abdominal surgery for septic appendicitis in 2020. This basic error was not identified for 15 minutes despite a number of anaesthetists and theatre staff involved in attempts to resuscitate her.

The inquest concluded at Milton Keynes Coroners Court with a finding of neglect by the Coroner and a decision to send a prevention of future deaths report to the Chief Executive of NHS England, the Secretary of State for Health and the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

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