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Coroner: 'No clinical failures in swine flu death'

2012-12-07 12:43:43

Niyousha Haki

There were no clinical failures in the death of a young woman who died from swine flu complications despite being seen by three paramedic crews, a coroner has ruled.

Niyousha Haki was told by three separate paramedics she should remain at her stepfather's Hall Green home seek a GP's advice.

But 36 hours after the last crew saw the 28-year-old student she was rushed to Solihull Hospital where she suffered a cardiac arrest and never regained consciousness.

An inquest into her death recorded she died from pneumonia, caused by swine flu which was prevalent in December 2010 at the time of her death.

Coroner Aidan Cotter said there was no evidence when ambulance crews assessed Niyousha she was suffering from pneumonia.

Her family have indicated they may still pursue action in the civil courts over the decision not to take her to hospital.

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