A final hearing began today in the investigation into the death of a 26-year-old man, Jack Hurn, who died last year from “catastrophic” blood clots in his brain 13 days after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
A final hearing began today in the investigation into the death of a 26-year-old man who died last year from “catastrophic” blood clots in his brain 13 days after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
The family of Jack Hurn hopes the inquest will answer questions about the circumstances of Hurn’s death — including why healthcare providers declined Hurn’s request for a Pfizer vaccine instead of the AstraZeneca shot, which is associated with blood clots in individuals under age 30.
During today’s hearing, Hurn’s girlfriend, Alex Jones, told investigators healthcare officials did not warn her and her boyfriend of the vaccine’s risks.
Jones was with Hurn when he got the first dose of the vaccine on May 29, 2021, at a vaccine center in Dudley, England. She also got the vaccine but was not injured.
Coroners in England and Wales must hold inquests in cases where deaths are sudden, unexplained or could have resulted from medical errors or negligence.
Hurn’s family retained Michael Portman-Hann, an associate solicitor with the Midlands law firm of FBC Manby Bowdler and a specialist in medical malpractice, to represent them in the event they choose to take legal action.
A spokesperson for Portman-Hann’s law firm told the Daily Mail, “The family are looking at a clinical negligence claim but are waiting for the results of the inquest to decide on next steps.”