Monday 28 May 2018

Husband of Malak Thawley who died during emergency surgery makes breakthrough in fight for independent inquiry

Alan Thawley with his late wife Malak
Alan Thawley with his late wife Malak
Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

The husband of the late Malak Thawley who died during emergency surgery at the National Maternity Hospital last year has made a breakthrough in his fight to have an independent inquiry into her death.

It follows a constructive meeting with Health Minister Simon Harris who has asked former Rotunda Hospital master Peter McKenna to carry out an assessment of the inquest and internal report into her death.

The report will be finalised within weeks and given to Mr Thawley.

It will be his decision if he wants to proceed with an external investigation which would involve a team of specialists from outside the country.

Me Thawley's solicitor Caoimhe Haughey said they will await this preliminary report before they make a decision.

Ms Thawley (34) died during emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.

A blood vessel was accidentally cut and she suffered a fatal haemorrhage.

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