Inquest into death of young Cambridge man who took his own life

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An inquest is to investigate the death of a young Cambridge man, who took his own life after being under treatment for a mental disorder.

James Nowshadi, aged 23, was suffering from mental ill health and had been under the care of the Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust (CPFT). During the night of 31 March 2020 his family found him unresponsive.  An ambulance was summoned and James was rushed to Addenbrookes A&E.  But he died the next day.

The Nowshadi family’s lawyer is clinical negligence specialist Kate Smith of Ashtons Legal.

“The Inquest is very important to the family in determining how James came about his death, to understand what happened and the reasoning behind decisions made in the lead up to his death. One concern the family has is the extent to which information needs to be kept confidential when there is an obligation to protect somebody’s life. The inquest will be extremely difficult for the family, of course, but we hope it will provide some answers to questions the family have.”

The inquest is due to be held at 10.00am on 21 June 2021, at Huntingdon Town Hall.  It is expected to last for five days.

Ashtons Legal has a strong track record in working with bereaved families to try to raise awareness of changes to mental health services which could save lives.


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