Richard Grimshaw represents family at inquest into tragic death of child

Tue, 08 May 2018

Barrister - richard grimshaw

Richard Grimshaw, a specialist clinical negligence and inquest law barrister with No5 Barristers’ Chambers represented the family of Callum Cartlidge in the week-long inquest into his death that concluded on Friday 4th May at Worcestershire Coroner’s Court.

Callum Cartlidge, of Redditch, died on 3rd March 2017 after suffering a cardiac arrest as a result of an Addisonian Crisis. Hours earlier the eight-year-old had been sent home from Worcestershire Royal Hospital following a referral from his GP after he presented with vomiting and hypoglycaemia.

At the end of the inquest, the Coroner gave a narrative conclusion stating that there were failings in the care provided to Callum and that he would have survived if a blood test had been undertaken at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital the day before his death.

The story has been covered extensively by the television and press media:

https://www.irwinmitchell.com/newsandmedia/2018/may/callum-cartlidge-inquest-family-calls-for-lessons-to-be-learned-jq-572270

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-44003812

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/may/04/critically-ill-boy-died-after-worcester-hospital-failed-to-do-blood-test

http://metro.co.uk/2018/05/06/little-boy-died-day-after-being-sent-home-from-hospital-without-blood-test-7524746/

Richard Grimshaw undertakes a broad spectrum of clinical negligence work acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants. Richard has experience of trials (both on his own and as junior counsel), interlocutory and approval hearings in clinical negligence matters, as well as healthcare related inquests (including Article 2 inquests and inquests held with a jury). He is ranked by Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2017 and 2018 for his clinical negligence work.”

 

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