High Court quashes conclusion in Carl Bibby inquest following successful challenge by family

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Ifeanyi Odogwu was instructed by Leanne Devine of Broudie Jackson Canter for the family. 

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The High Court have today ordered that the Inquest in relation to the death of Carl Bibby (heard between 12th and 22nd February 2018) be quashed and there be a fresh Inquest into his death.

Carl Bibby fell ill in the night of 27/28 July 2009 at his flat in Kirkby.  An ambulance was called but there was admitted delay in the response of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust.  Merseyside Police were present and there was a period of restraint.  During the delay in the ambulance arriving, Carl suffered cardiac arrest and died.  He was only 38.

At the Inquest, the Coroner did not leave the ambulance delay to the jury as a causative issue.  The High Court have ruled that the issue of the causative effect of North West Ambulance Service’s delay in attending to Carl should have been left to the jury.   

The case  has been reported in The Liverpool Echo.

Ifeanyi Odogwu is a member of the Garden Court Chambers Inquests and Inquiries Team.

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