Statement following the Inquest into the death of Mr John Lawler
The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) was notified in August 2017 of the death of Mr John Lawler. An Inquest into his death was undertaken by the Coroner on 11-18 November 2019. Today the Coroner published his findings.
These are sad circumstances. It has been difficult hearing the testimony of those affected and our sympathy goes to the whole family. The GCC followed the proceedings carefully each day. Following the completion of the Inquest we are now in a position to resume the investigation opened in 2017 following the death of Mr Lawler.
We must consider the Coroner’s findings carefully as we take our next steps. The case will be prepared for consideration by the GCC Investigating Committee for it to decide whether a hearing into the chiropractor’s fitness to practise be held. We will progress this matter as swiftly as possible.
We look forward to receiving the Coroner’s report on steps that might prevent deaths in the future.
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