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Adrian Francis recently represented the safeguarding local authority Tameside Council at the inquest of a care home resident who suffered from dementia and had a history of choking who was subject to a modified diet

Adrian Francis recently represented the safeguarding local authority Tameside Council at the inquest of a care home resident who suffered from dementia and had a history of choking who was subject to a modified diet. On the date of death the deceased was given a non modified diet comprising of chicken nuggets. The Coroner found that she died from asphyxiation caused by neglect of the care home. The Coroner then directed reports on action to prevent future deaths subject to Regulation 28 of the Coroner's (Investigations) Regulations 2013 against the Care Quality Commission and the minister for responsibility for care at the Department of Health.

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