A grieving son is suing a resort company after his mother died from hypothermia when she became trapped in an airing cupboard at her holiday apartment.
Former policewoman Elizabeth Isherwood fought for several hours to free herself after a door handle malfunctioned, locking her in the cupboard in the middle of the night.
She scratched and clawed through brickwork and plaster trying to escape, using a pipe she had broken as a chisel to try cut through the walls.
But water spraying from the other end of the broken pipe drenched her as she battled to escape, accelerating the hypothermia.
Now her son Craig Isherwood, 33, says he is seeking compensation from holiday resort owners Macdonald Resorts over the tragedy.
Mrs Isherwood, 60, from Wolverhampton, became trapped on the first night of her one-week stay at the Plas Talgarth holiday complex near Machynlleth in Wales in September 2017.
An inquest heard the part-time care worker had got up in the middle of the night and became trapped in the cupboard in the en-suite bathroom.
As she tried to get out, the door handle disintegrated, and she became trapped.
Her body was found by staff at the end of the week.
Mr Isherwood, from Palmers Cross in Wolverhampton, alleges that Macdonald Resorts was negligent in failing to check whether the door handle was working properly.
He says any compensation money will be given to his children.
Macdonald Resorts say they cannot comment at this stage.