Findings of neglect in such cases are 'extremely rare'

Leading law firm Leigh Day has represented the family of Dr David Gordon-Nesbitt (pictured with his daughter, Rebecca), a former NHS consultant, who died in 2021 at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent. A coroner has concluded Dr Gordon-Nesbitt died as a result of neglect at the hospital.

The 84-year-old retired consultant paediatrician suffocated when his nasogastric tube was left closed following a standard procedure to address a bowel obstruction.

Dr Gordon-Nesbitt had been admitted to hospital on Thursday 21 October 2021 with a bowel obstruction – a recurrent issue which stemmed from an operation to remove a bowel tumour in the late 1990s.

On previous occasions, Dr Gordon-Nesbitt...

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