The heartbroken family of a 26-year-old graduate who died from ‘catastrophic’ blood clots on his brain two weeks after he received an AstraZeneca vaccine are set to take legal action over his death.By Jessica Warren For Mailonline
Jack Hurn, from Redditch, died last June, after receiving his first dose at a Dudley vaccine centre on May 29.
On Monday, an inquest will open into his death, which his family – who are considering a clinical negligence claim – hope will provide the answers they are looking for.
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 around the use of AstraZeneca’ for younger people.
Published: 17:00, 17 May 2022 | Updated: 18:23, 17 May 2022
Lawyers say medical advice at the time recommended that under-30s should get an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine after it was revealed that younger people were at greater risk of blood clots.By Jessica Warren For Mailonline
The risk was reported to be ‘extremely rare’, with less than one in 100,000 experiencing the clots.
But staff were said to have reassured them that the jab was safe and they went ahead with it.
A spokesperson for the law firm said: ‘The family are looking at a clinical negligence claim but are waiting for the results of the inquest to decide on next steps.’
Published: 17:00, 17 May 2022 | Updated: 18:23, 17
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