Inquests

Shaheen acts for families and healthcare professionals at inquests with extensive experience of Article 2 and jury inquests concerning detained patients, the elderly and infant deaths.

Shaheen is currently instructed by healthcare providers in a number of ongoing cases involving the deaths of mental health patients, with Article 2 jury inquests listed in 2018.

Selected Cases

  • Muriel Gentry [2017]: Representing the family of an elderly woman who died following an overdose of insulin medication. Nurse referred to NMC.
  • Margaret Astill [2017]: Representing the family of a mental health inpatient who was assaulted during her admission and subsequently suffered a fatal fall. Article 2 jury inquest. Coroner issued a Regulation 28 report to prevent future deaths.
  • Emily Radavicius [2016]: Instructed by hospital in stillbirth case.
  • Charlotte Foster [2016]: Acting for the family of a young woman who died from unrecognised complications of the oral contraceptive pill. Coroner referred the treating GP to the GMC.
  • Freya Wells [2015]: Instructed by treating clinician at inquest concerning the death of a 5 year old child and in subsequent GMC proceedings.
  • DO v An NHSFT [2015]: Acting for the mother of a woman discharged from mental health services who took her own life and that of her young son. HRA claim settled.
  • Dalhaug v LG NHSFT [2015]: Acting for the parents of twins, one of whom died as a result of negligent application of forceps during labour. Representation at inquest resulting in Regulation 28 report with criticism of the Trust’s inadequate investigation.
  • RS v A Private Hospital [2015]: Acting for the family of a mental health patient who took his own life in hospital. Neglect verdict. Following the inquest a high value claim on behalf of the estate, dependents and family as secondary victims was successfully settled.
  • AP [2014]: Acting for family of a mental health patient who took his own life in a mental health unit. Following the inquest the HRA and estate claim were successfully settled.
  • BP [2012]: Acting for the partner of a young woman who absconded from an acute mental health unit and took her own life. Following the inquest the HRA, estate and dependency claims were successfully settled.
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