Fall at home led to elderly Lynn woman's death
A 94-year-old Lynn woman died after a head injury she sustained in a fall went undiagnosed.
Alice Amelia Kinsley insisted that she had not hit her head during the incident at her home in Waterside.
A resumed inquest at Norwich last Friday heard that emergency department staff at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital thoroughly checked her and found no signs of a head or neck injury.
She was treated for cuts to her legs and discharged.
Mrs Kinsley started complaining of a headache as son Ronald drove her home and her condition began to severely worsen.
An ambulance returned her to the hospital and a subdural haematoma (bleed between the skull and brain) was diagnosed. Mrs Kinsley died the following day, August 11.
In his evidence, Mr Kinsley said: "We can only thank staff at QEH. There was no reason to think Mum should not have been discharged the first time."
Jacqueline Lake, senior coroner for Norfolk, gave a conclusion of accident.