Tragic Mum Dies following Gastric Band surgery at UK NHS Hospital

A Solihull woman, who struggled with her weight for years, died due to complications following gastric band surgery, an inquest heard.

Jacqueline O’Shea, who weighed 20st prior to her pre-op diet, had been inspired to have the weight loss operation after seeing her twin brother’s success with the treatment previously.

The 61-year-old, known as Jackie to family and friends, was admitted to Heartlands Hospital, in Birmingham, for key hole surgery on April 10, 2012, and discharged later that same day.

But on returning to her home with husband David, she began to haemorrhage internally. She suffered a fatal heart attack the following day.

During a post mortem it was discovered that the mum-of-two had a severe, undiagnosed heart condition which her surgeon called “a heart attack waiting to happen”.

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