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Lauren Page Smith found dead

BY Farhan Khan Oct 27, 2023. 04:29 pm UPDATED: Oct 27, 2023. 04:29 pm

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Shortly after receiving the all-clear from paramedics, a toddler discovered her mother dead on the family’s floor, according to her relatives.

Eventually, Lauren Page Smith, 29, was found by her own mother, who found her laying on the ground with her baby, age two, clinging to her bosom.

Lauren Page Smith

After she passed out on January 6, the child was desperately attempting to wake her up, according to the Express & Star.

Lauren, from Wolverhampton, West Midlands, is said to have complained of vomiting and chest problems earlier in the day, according to her relatives.

After calling 111, an ambulance came to evaluate her condition.

Emma Carrington, her mother, feels that the doctors did not treat her daughter seriously. A few hours later, she passed away.

“We believe that because of her age and the fact that she was calm, the paramedics did not think she could be as ill as she was and she did not get the care she needed,” she said.

Lauren passed away from an unexpected heart attack after developing a blood clot in her lung, according to a post-mortem study.

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The pathologist claims that this may result in an irregular heart rhythm, which may be lethal.

On November 1, the Black Country coroners’ court will hold an inquest.

According to a representative for the Smiths’ legal team, FBC Manby Bowdler, they were worried that “untrained” Midlands Ambulance Service employees had misread Lauren’s ECG results and told her she wasn’t in danger rather than sending her to the hospital.

According to a service inquiry, her age and the fact that she looked good gave clinicians “falsely reassured” feelings.

The parent added: “There are simply no words to describe how we feel as a family.

“Through no fault of her own, my daughter does not have a future and my granddaughter will grow up never knowing her mother.

“Lauren had her whole life in front of her and that has been taken away.”

Her calm demeanour meant they did not believe the pain score she provided and her discharge was not safe or appropriate, it added.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We would like to apologise to the family of Lauren Smith after what must have been an extremely difficult period.

“The Trust carried out a full investigation into what happened to see what learning could be taken from such a tragic case.

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“We are determined to do everything possible to try and stop something like this ever happening again.

“The review made a number of recommendations which have been implemented, including providing additional learning to our clinicians about recognising acute coronary syndrome (ACS), particularly in women.

“We hope that the inquest will answer all of the questions that the family have about this case.”

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