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Coroner: Bovingdon prisoner David McAllister died from liver cirrhosis
An inmate at HM Prison, The Mount, at Bovingdon died after a long-term battle with liver disease, an inquest heard today.
David McAllister, 58, was admitted to Watford General Hospital on November 18 after suffering from ruptured esophageal varices, which are damaged veins in the throat, caused by liver cirrhosis, Hertfordshire Coroner’s Court heard.
On November 21, Mr McAllister was given a transfusion after he began vomiting blood.
Due to his liver disease, he began bleeding to such an extent that he suffered from hypovolemic shock, the inquest heard.
He lost consciousness and suffered a cardiac arrest. He did not respond to resuscitation attempts.
Coroner Edward Thomas recorded a verdict that he died from natural causes.
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