Jake Richards represents the ambulance service in the James Manning Inquest
James Manning, a two year old boy, tragically died following a choking incident at a Butlin’s holiday park on 6th June 2018. An inquest investigating the causes of his death heard evidence from multiple medical experts to explore, amongst other things, issues of causation as to the healthcare James received before the incident (with James suffering from conditions which made choking incidents more likely) and the timeline on the day of the accident and whether delays to the paramedics arriving at the scene would have prevented his death.
On the latter issue, the coroner, after hearing 9 days of evidence, found that earlier intervention by the paramedics would not have saved James’ life. She offered a short-form conclusion that James’ death was caused by accident.
The inquest was covered extensively in the national media:
Jake Richards appeared on behalf of the South East Coast Ambulance Service.