Darragh Coffey represented the family of a baby who died at one day of age at a two-day inquest into the child’s death. The infant had been a healthy new-born, with no concerns being raised following birth. At one day of age the child was found to have become floppy and pale while still on the post-natal ward with their mother. Despite resuscitation efforts the baby sadly passed away.

There was difficulty in identifying a medical cause of death, which remained undetermined following a post-mortem examination. Detailed factual and medical evidence was heard over the two days of the inquest. It was ultimately found that the cause of death was Sudden Unexplained Early Neonatal Death (“SUEND”). A conclusion of natural causes was recorded by HM Coroner. Darragh was instructed by Becky Randel of RWK Goodman.