Sean Turner Inquest Begins
Coroner's investigation into death of 4-year-old begins today
Sean Turner died at the Bristol Royal Children's Hospital (BRCH) in March 2012, several weeks after undergoing major cardiac surgery. He was 4 years old.
Sean's is the second in a series of high-profile inquests concerning child deaths at the BRCH, with the Luke Jenkins inquest having concluded in November 2013.
Sean's parents believe that failures of care led to his death, and have instructed Michelmores to represent them for the inquest and in their subsequent claims against the hospital Trust. The inquest is expected to run for around a week.
You can read the pre-inquest press coverage of the inquest here:
Guardian background to the Turner inquest, including comment from Laurence Vick
For information on the earlier Luke Jenkins inquest, you can read this round-up of coverage and comment.