"unintended complications of the vaccine", an inquest has ruled.
Dr. Stephen Wright, (south-east London),
died 10 days after his first AZ dose in January 2021
London Inner South Coroner's Court, Senior coroner Andrew Harris found
Mrs Charlotte Wright
Trying to get the "natural causes" wording changed
Brainstem infarction, cerebral haemorrhage, "vaccine-induced thrombosis"
"It was made clear that Stephen was [previously] fit and healthy and that his death was by vaccination of AstraZeneca.
For us, it allows us to be able to continue our litigation against AstraZeneca. This is the written proof."
"Even with people in my life, there were questions and queries about whether I was actually telling the truth so, two years later, I can finally say it is the truth."
"It provides relief but it doesn't provide closure. I think we're only going to get that when we have an answer from AstraZeneca and the government."
Mrs Wright, received £120,000, government's Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme (VDPS) in August
Up to 21 March
63 out of 4,178 claims paid
From May 2021
AZ jab no longer offered to adults under 40
BBC, Lisa Shaw had first vaccination in May 2021
Died a week later.
Has the yellow card report been completed retrospectively?
Death certification, (UK, May 2016)
increase transparency for bereaved families
improve the quality and accuracy of medical certificates of cause of death (MCCDs)
introduce medical examiners to provide a system of effective medical scrutiny applicable to all deaths that do not require a coroner’s post-mortem or inquest
enable medical examiners to report matters of a clinical governance nature to support local learning and changes to practice and procedures
provide information on public health surveillance requested by a Director of Public Health
Proportionate, independent and consistent scrutiny
All medical certificates of cause of death (MCCDs) will be confirmed by local medical examiners.
A system that learns from errors and poor practise
Medical examiners will have powers to report matters of patient safety to the local clinical governance team for prompt action.
This will improve safety in the NHS,
allowing easier identification of trends and unusual patterns,
and enable local learning and changes to practise and procedures.