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The heartbroken family of a 26-year-old graduate who died of ‘catastrophic’ blood clots in his brain two weeks after receiving an AstraZeneca vaccine are ready to take legal action over his death.
Jack Hurn, from Redditch, died last June, after receiving the first dose from him at a Dudley vaccination center on May 29.
An inquest into his death will open on Monday, which his family, who are considering a clinical malpractice lawsuit, hope will provide the answers he’s seeking.
Lawyers for the family say he and his girlfriend Alex Jones were told there was no Pfizer vaccine available on the day he was vaccinated.
They had allegedly asked staff about alternative vaccines as they were “aware of concerns about the use of AstraZeneca” for young people.
Lawyers say medical advice at the time was recommending that those under 30 get an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine after it was revealed that younger people were at higher risk of blood clots.
The risk was reported to be ‘extremely rare’, with less than one in 100,000 experiencing clots.
But staff were said to have assured them the puncture was safe and they went ahead with it.
A spokesman for the law firm said: “The family is considering a clinical malpractice claim, but is awaiting the results of the investigation to decide the next steps.”
On Monday, an investigation will be opened into his death, which his family (pictured) hope will provide the answers they are seeking.
Hurn, originally from Devon, began suffering from headaches within days and died on June 11 last year at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after doctors reportedly described him as having “catastrophic” blood clots in the brain. .
The automotive design graduate had recently purchased his first home with Mrs. Jones.
His partner, who also received the same blow at the same time, found out after her death that she planned to propose to him that summer.
Mr Hurn’s devastated family instructed the clinical malpractice specialists at the Midlands law firm FBC Manby Bowdler, after raising concerns about the advice given at the vaccination clinic and the level of care received at the hospital once he got sick.
Attorney Michael Portman-Hann, an associate in the firm’s clinical malpractice team, said the family hoped an inquest later this month in Birmingham would answer some of the questions they had about Hurn’s death.
He said: ‘Jack, a first class honors graduate from Coventry University, had recently bought his first house with his partner, Alex Jones, who also received the vaccine from him at the same time. She only found out after her death that he planned to propose to her that summer.
Jack’s parents Tracey and Peter, his sister Abby, Alex and their families are completely devastated and still trying to come to terms with what happened.
‘Jack and Alex asked the vaccine clinic staff about the Pfizer alternative, as they were aware of concerns about the use of Astra Zeneca for younger people.
“The center staff assured Alex and Jack that the vaccine was safe, and since there were no Pfizer doses available that day, the vaccine staff encouraged them to go ahead with what was offered.
Portman-Hann continued: “Jack began to suffer from progressively worsening headaches and was admitted to Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, where a scan revealed a clot in his brain.
“Jack’s family, who live in Devon, found it very difficult to get up-to-date information from hospital staff over the course of several days.
“They say there was confusion as to whether Jack had actually suffered a stroke while at Redditch and they were unable to get clear answers about his condition.
“Jack was taken to the Queen Elizabeth (hospital) in Birmingham where after scans a consultant informed them that there were numerous haemorrhages in Jack’s brain which were catastrophic.
“Given the family’s concerns about the advice given during the vaccination clinic visit and what happened in the period between Jack’s admission to hospital and his death, we are supporting them in finding answers that we hope an investigation will help.” to provide”.
An inquest will be held at Birmingham and Solihull Coroner’s Court from May 23.
Jack Hurn Quick and Facts
- Jack Hurn, from Redditch, died two weeks after he received an AstraZeneca jab
- The 26-year-old suffered ‘catastrophic’ blood clots on his brain in June last year
- He allegedly asked staff about an alternative jab, such as Pfizer, due to concerns that under-30s should get an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine
- His family have raised concerns about vaccine clinic advice and hospital care
- An inquest into Mr Hurn’s death will begin on Monday and will last three days