Parents of Luke Jenkins, who died in April this year of a cardiac arrest, are seeking to sue the NHS trust in Bristol, a report has uncovered. The reason is a report published by an inquest team that a big role in his death was played by staff, whose levels were low and unsafe.
A root cause analysis (RCA) had been carried out at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, which has pinpointed that the death occurred partly because of negligence on the duty by staff members. However, the boy's condition could have improved if cared properly.
Luke was born with one heart ventricle i. e. with two chambers as compared to a normal person who has two ventricles with four chambers. Though he was not well, it was informed to his parents that an operation would help him recover very well.
Also, he successfully received a surgery of his heart at Bristol Children's Hospital earlier this year. But, he could survive only for a week after the same. The RCA has found that he was not given proper care, whether it was before his procedure or after the same.
Learning the fact that even an X-ray that could have saved him was missing, Stephen Jenkins and Faye Valentine are now seeking to file a case.