Family Announce Legal Action Over Stourbridge Teenager's Death

The family of a Stourbridge teenager say they’re taking legal action after a coroner ruled his death could have been avoided if he'd received hospital treatment sooner.

17 year-old Alfie Rose died from complications of hydrocephalus – a build-up of fluid on the brain - at Birmingham's QE Hospital on June 9th.

His family said they tried for weeks to raise their concerns over the teenager's health with medics.

The Pedmore teenager, a former student at Pedmore Technology College, was seen repeatedly by medics at Russells Hall Hospital, the QE in Birmingham and by GPs at Lion Health in the weeks leading up to his death.

The coroner has criticised the two hospital for numerous “missed opportunities” to save Alfie's life, despite repeated visits to two hospitals where scans showed he had the condition.

Louise Hunt said better communication between Russells Hall and Queen Elizabeth hospitals could have prevented his death.


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