Who is Teegan Barnard? (Family of 17-year-old who died of cardiac arrest after giving birth to her first child asks coroner to investigate medical negligence at NHS hospital)

January 5, 2022 By Michael smith 0

Who’s Teegan Barnard?

The heartbroken household of a 17-year-old lady who died of cardiac arrest shortly after giving start referred to as a coroner right now to research doable medical malpractice at an NHS hospital. Teegan Barnard, 17, went into cardiac arrest about two hours after the start of her wholesome child Parker at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, West Sussex, on 9 September 2019. She was disadvantaged of oxygen and suffered critical mind injury after start. She died at her house in Havant, Hampshire, only a month later, on October 7, after being launched from hospital to spend her final days there.

Teegan’s “bewildered” dad and mom, Abbie Hallawell and Trevor Barnard, revealed they’ve “some issues” concerning the circumstances surrounding her teenage daughter’s tragic demise.


Hallawell and Barnard have requested the West Sussex Coroner’s Court docket to look into the matter, and an inquiry will now be launched to seek out out why Teegan, a pizza maker, has died. The teenager, who was photographed within the tragic last photographs of her cradling her new child child in hospital, was desperate to turn into a mom and would have been an “superb mom,” her household mentioned.

“For the previous two years it has been extremely tough to course of Teegan’s demise, whereas I used to be nonetheless involved about what occurred. Whereas nothing could make up for Teegan’s demise, we’re decided to help the household by analysis and discover the solutions the household deserves.

“If an issue is recognized through the listening to, it’s important that classes are discovered.” An inquiry into Teegan’s demise will start at West Sussex Coroner’s Court docket on 7 January 2022. The investigation is predicted to final 4 days. Mrs. Hallawell and Mr. Barnard at the moment are elevating Parker, who’s presently two years outdated, alongside along with her father, Leon Forster.


Ms Hallawell mentioned: ‘Teegan and the remainder of the household had been delighted when she turned pregnant. She actually wished to be a mom and she or he would have been a fully fantastic mom. Teegan was ‘very a lot wanting ahead to turning into a mom,’ mentioned her mom +4 Teegan was “very a lot wanting ahead to turning into a mom,” her mom mentioned

“It nonetheless would not appear fairly like what ought to have been one of the best day of Teegan’s life ended tragically and altered our total household perpetually.

“It has been over two years since Teegan’s demise, however time has stood nonetheless for our total household.

“I do know the investigation and listening to the proof of Teegan’s demise shall be extremely disturbing, nevertheless it’s one thing I have to don’t just for Teegan, however for Parker as effectively.

“Teegan would have been very happy with Parker and that she is such a cheerful child who’s creating each day. Though she is going to develop up with out her mom in her life, they are going to at all times inform her how a lot Teegan beloved him and that she is going to at all times be part of our household. ‘

Rebecca Brown, a medical malpractice lawyer for Irwin Mitchell who represents the household, mentioned the corporate will search solutions from the coroner.

She mentioned: ‘It is a actually tragic case the place what ought to have been a second of celebration for the household became utter despair.

Understandably, Abbie, Trevor and the remainder of the household are nonetheless devastated by Teegan’s demise at such a younger age and beneath such sudden circumstances.