Family of 17-year-old who died from a cardiac arrest after giving birth to her first child ask coroner to investigate medical negligence at NHS hospital
The heartbroken family of a 17-year-old girl who died of a cardiac arrest suffered shortly after giving birth today called on a coroner to investigate possible medical negligence at an NHS 병원.
Teegan Barnard, 17, suffered a cardiac arrest roughly two hours after delivering her healthy baby boy, 파커, at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, West Sussex on September 9, 2019.
She was starved of oxygen and suffered a severe brain injury following the birth and died at her home in Havant, Hampshire just one month later on October 7, having been discharged to spend her final days there.
Teegan’s ‘devastated’ 부모님, Abbie Hallawell and Trevor Barnard, revealed they have ‘a number of concerns’ about the circumstances surrounding their teenage daughter’s tragic death.
Ms Hallawell and Mr Barnard have called on West Sussex Coroner’s Court to examine the case, and an inquest is now due to take place to discover why Teegan, a pizza chef, 사망 한.
십대 – who was pictured cradling her newborn in hospital in what are her tragic last photos – was looking forward to becoming a parent and would have been a ‘fantastic mother’, her family said.
Ms Hallawell and Mr Barnard are now bringing up Parker, currently aged two, alongside his father, Leon Forster.
Teegan Barnard with her mother Abbie Hallawell. Teegan’s ‘devastated’ parents revealed they have ‘a number of concerns’ about the circumstances surrounding their teenage daughter’s tragic death
Teegan Barnard, 17, suffered unsurvivable brain damage, having been starved of oxygen around two hours after delivering her healthy baby boy, 파커, at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, West Sussex on September 9, 2019 (사진: Teegan and baby Parker)
Ms Hallawell said: ‘Teegan and the rest of the family were delighted when she fell pregnant. She was really looking forward to becoming a parent and she would have been an absolutely fantastic mum.
Teegan was ‘really looking forward to becoming a parent’, 그녀의 어머니가 말했다
‘It still doesn’t seem real that what should have been the best day in Teegan’s life ended tragically and left all of our family changed forever.
‘It’s been more than two years since Teegan died but time has stood still for all our family.
‘I know the inquest and listening to the evidence around Teegan’s death is going to be incredibly upsetting but it’s something I’ve got to do not only for Teegan, but also for Parker.
‘Teegan would have been so proud of Parker and how he’s such a happy baby who’s developing every day. While he’ll grow up without his mum in his life he will always be told how much Teegan loved him and how she’ll always be a part of our family.’
Rebecca Brown, a specialist medical negligence lawyer from Irwin Mitchell who is representing the family, said the firm will seek answers from the coroner.
그녀가 말했다: ‘This is a truly tragic case which saw what should have been a time of celebration for the family turn to absolute despair.
‘Understandably Abbie, Trevor and the rest of the family remain devastated by Teegan’s death at such a young age and in such sudden circumstances.
Teegan Barnard and her baby Parker. An inquest into Teegan’s death is start at West Sussex Coroner’s Court on 7 일월 2022. It is expected to last four days
‘The last two years and trying to start to come to terms with Teegan’s death, all while having a number of concerns about what happened, has been incredibly difficult.
‘While nothing can make up for Teegan’s death we’re determined to support the family through the inquest and help establish answers the family deserve.
‘If during the course of the hearing any issues are identified it’s vital that lessons are learned.’
An inquest into Teegan’s death is start at West Sussex Coroner’s Court on 7 일월 2022. It is expected to last four days.