Kane Gorny's mum says St George's Hospital staff should face prosecution
The mother of a hospital patient who died of dehydration in hospital thinks the staff responsible for his death may face prosecution.
Mr Gorny needed regular medication to keep hydrated after undergoing surgery for a brain tumour.
He was sent to St George's Hospital, Tooting, for a hip replacement after steroids affected the bone, but died three days later after the routine operation on May 28.
During an interview with LBC 97.3.his mum described the lack of remorse she felt hospital staff had shown during the hearing, while being interviewed by presenter Nick Ferrai.
Mrs Cronin said: "If I had my time over, I probably would have myself become aggressive.
"I do feel I was maybe a bit too polite, but that's my nature.
"I think I should've just grabbed hold of one of the nurses or doctors and screamed and shouted and maybe they would've listened to me."
She said she waited six months after he died for somebody to call and apologise, but never had a response, taking it upon herself to find out what happened.
Mrs Cronin said: "It will never be the same. I think for the last three years I have been ok, I have been fighting for him thinking we were going to get justice."
She described the coroner as a "wonderful woman", saying she showed empathy for the family when summing up.
Mr Ferrai asked: "Of course, no sum of money would ever bring him back, but there is an argument that they should be made financially to recompense this, surely?"
She said: "Yeah, there could be, but we'll have to wait and see what happens first because there may even be a chance of a criminal investigation, we don't know.
"They (the police) were looking at individuals, but they found that difficult, so there may be another option, but we're not sure yet."
Tooting MP Sadiq Khan said after the coroner's verdict: "I am outraged at the evidence that has emerged around the way Mr Gorny was treated.
"It beggars belief that in the 21st century someone can be neglected this way in our NHS.
"St George's need to urgently show people what they are doing to win back our trust and confidence and to ensure something like this never happens again."
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