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Father-of-four had cardiac arrest following series of seizures, inquest hears

PUBLISHED: 14:57 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:57 25 April 2018

James Hall died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

James Hall died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

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A Gaywood father had a cardiac arrest following a series of seizures, an inquest has heard.

Norfolk Coroner’s Court heard today how James Hall, 26, of Bishop Road, had struggled with epilepsy and headaches ever since he suffered a head injury in an accident when he was 16.

He had a series of seizures on September 16, 2017, but his partner found him face down and unresponsive, and he subsequently died in hospital on September 20.

Assistant coroner Yvonne Blake recorded a narrative conclusion and said: “Mr Hall suffered with epilepsy following a head injury. This was not completely controlled and he continued to have seizures.

“He was known to use cannabis regularly. He had seizures and became unresponsive and was admitted to hospital on 16th September following a cardiac arrest. Despite critical care treatment he was found to have suffered a hypoxic brain injury which was unsurvivable.”

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