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A young DJ who died after contracting meningitis would have had a “chance at life” if he had not fallen and hit his head while in a confused state at the hospital, his mother told a medical examiner.
Alex Theodossiadis died after being taken to Leeds General Infirmary and then transferred to the city’s St James Hospital in January 2020, an investigation was heard on Wednesday.
Theodossiadis’ mother, Professor Sue Theodossiadis, said in the investigation that she had several concerns about what happened to her son, especially in relation to the falls she had at St James’s.
“He had a chance and that was taken away by the falls as far as I’m concerned,” said Professor Theodossiadis at the research in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
“Our opinion is that Alex was very much alive. He was bad, but alive.
He ‘he had a chance at life before he fell.
“After his fall, he had no chance of life.”
She also revealed that she had trouble scheduling an appointment with the GP before being taken to the hospital and instead was seen by a nurse at an outpatient facility who only prescribed pain relievers for the migraines she suffered as a result of meningitis.
How old was Alex Theodossiadis ?
He was 25 year old.
Professor Theodossiadis, who is a professor of intelligent medical imaging at the University of Manchester, said she had run to Leeds from her home in Hale, Greater Manchester, with her husband, also Alex Theodossiadis, a consultant psychiatrist at the Royal Oldham Hospital.
She said they then went home to eat because they were told that her son’s condition hadn’t changed in the hours they had been there, that a CT scan was normal, and that he was not recommended for neurosurgery.
She said they would have stayed in the hospital if any of these three things had been different.
Professor Theodossiadis said they received a call at home from an “incredibly scared” nurse who told them they had to return to Leeds urgently.
About 50 friends of his son had gathered at St James’s, where they found Mr. Theodossiadis connected to a ventilator and were told that he had fallen, he hit his head and stopped breathing.
She told the coroner: ‘We found out that he was hooked up to a ventilator and showed no real signs of life that we had a few hours earlier.’
Professor Theodossiadis said it was a “dramatic deterioration”.
She described how her son began having flu-like symptoms on January 16, 2020 and then developed severe migraine headaches, leaving him unable to eat and confined to bed.
She traced her declining status from her in her Leeds city center apartment via text messages she sent to friends and family.
Mr Theodossiadis died after he was taken to Leeds General Infirmary
One said: ‘I’ve been sicker in recent years. I felt like my body was about to break down.
In a later message, he said he “had the worst headache ever.”
On January 20, Theodossiadis struggled to get an appointment with the GP at The Light’s practice in Leeds city center and finally managed to book one for February 10, her mother said.
She said he continued to deteriorate and visited Shakespeare’s walk-in clinic on January 24, where a nurse practitioner gave him strong pain relievers for his migraine headaches, who told the court that he did not see any signs of meningitis or that He would have sent her to the hospital.
A day later, Mr. Theodossiadis was so ill that his roommate, Leeds artist Sam Jeffries, took him to the A&E in Leeds General by taxi.
Professor Theodossiadis said in the research that her son was a fit and healthy young man who lived for his DJ work, for which he was developing an international reputation.
‘It was his life; she gave him joy, ” she said.
At a different hearing earlier this week, Coroner Kevin McLoughlin noted that there were similarities between what happened to Theodossiadis and the case of 26-year-old David Nash, who died in Leeds in November 2020.
Mature student and musician Nash, 26, had four remote visits at a Leeds medical office, but none found that he had an ear condition that caused a brain abscess that led to meningitis, his family said.
Finally, Nash was taken to St James Hospital, where he fell and injured his head, while he was left in a confused state, according to his parents.
The investigation into Nash’s death was due to take place later this month, but he has now moved on to next year.
The investigation into the death of Mr. Theodossiadis continues.
Alex Theodossiadis Quick and Facts
- Alex Theodossiadis, 25, died at St James’s Hospital in Leeds in January 2020
- His mother said he may have survived if he had not fallen and hit his head
- Also revealed he had trouble booking a GP appointment before going to hospital