Father demands changes after daughter dies from clot caused by contraceptive pill

Fallan Kurek Credit: BPM Media

The father of a young woman who died from a blood clot caused by the contraceptive pill says changes need to be made at minor injury units as regards how they dealt with patients with chest pain.

21-year-old Fallan Kurek from Staffordshire suffered a "massive" pulmonary embolism after the side-effects of the pill were not effectively treated.

The hearing was told that Ms Kurek, from Tamworth, was assessed by a nurse at the town's Sir Robert Peel community hospital on May 8 last year.

She had been complaining of chest pains and feeling breathless.

They should have said ‘You are going to have to go to A&E or we’ll get an ambulance’. Credit: BPM Media

Aunt Rebecca Loeve paid tribute to Fallan outside the inquest: “We loved Fallan so much and we miss her desperately,” she said.

“It is clear from the evidence given today at the inquest that when Fallan attended the Robert Peel Minor Injuries Unit the nurse did not further assess the risk of deep vein thrombosis.”

Commenting on the care provided at the minor injuries unit, emergency consultant Dr James Crampton, who works in Burton-on-Trent, told the inquest that other than chest pain, the patient had no abnormal signs suggestive of a pulmonary embolism.