Great Ormond Street hospital to be sued after death of six-year- old girl

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Great Ormond Street hospital is to be sued after a six-year-old girl died as a result of medical intervention her parents had not given their consent to.

At St Pancras Coroners Court yesterday, a coroner recorded a verdict of death by misadventure on Deborah Jenkins who was born with a heart defect. She died when a balloon being used in a catheter burst during an exploratory operation, cutting off the blood supply to her brain.

Her father, Ross, of Sprowston, Norfolk, said: "I don't care what it costs me. If I have to sell everything. They are not going to get away with [it]."