Coroner expresses concern over number of falls man suffered prior to his death in Great Yarmouth
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A coroner has expressed concern about the number of falls a 55-year-old suffered before his death.
Nigel Laker-Jones, who was a resident at Florence House Residential Home in Great Yarmouth, was found dead on his bed on July 13, 2016.
An inquest in Norwich on Monday heard how he suffered from schizophrenia and was on two types of medication - one to control the condition and another which had sedative affects.
The inquest heard how Mr Laker-Jones had, at times, appeared sedated and previously suffered a number of falls. But this was not attributed to his death.
Area coroner Yvonne Blake, said: 'I am a bit concerned that he seemed to be quite sedated and seemed to be falling over. But I do see that Clonazepam [which has sedative affects] was reduced slowly.'
The cause of death was a combination of left ventricular hypertrophy and mild excess of the antipsychotic drug clozapine. It was noted that levels of the drug may increase after death.
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