Plymouth woman's tragic epilepsy death

Derriford Hospital (file image)
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An inquest has revealed the passing of a Plymouth woman who passed away at hospital following an incident at her home.

Area coroner Alison Longhorn opened the inquest into the passing of 60-year-old Tina Morrish during a short public hearing on June 3 at Devon Coroner's Court.

Ms Longhorn said Tina was born in Plymouth and lived at an address in Beacon Hill. She passed away at Derriford Hospital on January 9 this year.

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The court heard that at the time of her passing Tina was married and retired teaching assistant by profession.

She said the circumstances of her death were that Tina collapsed at her home and an ambulance was called. She was taken to Derriford Hospital but despite the best efforts of medical staff she passed away shortly after 9.30am on January 9.

The medical cause of death was given as paracetamol toxicity and epilepsy. The hearing was adjourned and a full inquest will be held at a later date.

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