Medics fail to find cause of death for Doncaster mum who died suddenly

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A Mexborough man has spoken of his shock after his wife unexpectedly collapsed at their family home and later died.

After cooking her husband, Richard Wilson, and their relatives Sunday lunch, Jacqueline Wilson, aged 42, visited their local shop on the evening of February 8.

Speaking through a statement read out in court, Mr Wilson, of Windhill Crescent,Mexborugh, said his wife had seemed ‘quite well’ all day, and the only sign of any health complaint he noticed was the fact she appeared out of breath when walking up a hill as they walked back from the shop. He continued: “I took the shopping into the kitchen and looked round expecting to see her. I found her collapsed in the hall. I called an ambulance and started doing CPR like they told me until they got there.”

Despite the best efforts of medics to save her life, the mum-of-one died shortly after at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Consultant pathologist, Dr Mahariz Muzaffar, told Doncaster coroners’ court that despite extensive investigations carried out by him and consultant histology pathologist, Dr Kim Survarna, the cause of Mrs Wilson’s death was ‘unascertainable’. He added that an undetected heart problem could have been a factor in her death, but had no medical evidence to support this theory.

While Mrs Wilson had suffered from deep vein thrombosis and asthma for a number of years, neither were thought to have caused the 42-year-old’s death.

Assistant coroner Mark Beresford delivered a verdict of open conclusion.