Man, 78, died after a fall on hospital ward
A 78-year-old Parkinson's disease sufferer died two months after falling on a hospital ward.
An inquest at Leicester Town Hall was told Ivan Henson was a patient at Leicester Royal Infirmary, who had been taken to hospital after a minor fall at his home in Oadby on December 21, 2011.
On December 24, he suffered another fall while nurses were trying to stop him getting out of bed.
A hospital log stated that he "tried to get out of bed" and nursing staff tried to stop him, but he "got aggravated and aggressive and fell".
Two days later, he started complaining about leg pain and an X-ray confirmed a broken femur. He went into surgery on December 27.
On January 18, 2012, Mr Henson, a widower, was transferred to St Luke's Hospital in Market Harborough to recover.
However, his condition only deteriorated.
Mr Henson died on February 24.
A post-mortem was carried out and the cause of death was found to be a pulmonary embolism – a blood clot from the site of the mended bone making its way to his lungs and causing a fatal blockage.
Recording a narrative verdict, Mrs Brown said Mr Henson had died from a "recognised complication" of his injury but that she was disappointed not to have any witness statements from nurses about the fall on December 24.