Following autopsy, George family will sue Clarevue and the Government for alleged negligence in the death of Lateefa George

The Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital has found itself in legal trouble over the
death of a former patient, who reportedly died at the facility last year. 

Following recent post mortem conclusions that Lateefa George died as a result
of head trauma, a lower respiratory-tract infection, and deep vein thrombosis
– which possibly was accelerated by poison or chemicals – the family has
decided to take action against the State.

Therefore, claiming negligence in the death of their daughter, the Georges
have filed a lawsuit against the psychiatric hospital, as well as the attorney
general, as the Government’s representative.
For several months, George’s parents had tried to get an autopsy done on their
daughter’s body, and this was undertaken at the Holberton Hospital Morgue
on February 9, 2024, by Dr. Petra Miller-Nanton.
In their lawsuit, George’s family alleges that the Police Force abdicated its
responsibility to properly investigate the sudden death of their daughter and
the circumstances that led to it.
They are also claiming that Clarevue neglected the young woman while she
was hospitalized there and might have administered medication

George’s family also alleges that the hospital and the Ministry of Health failed
to carry out a timely and thorough investigation in spite of public assurances
made by Minister of Health Sir Molwyn Joseph.

Meanwhile, some persons in the medical community are challenging the
terminology used on the autopsy report, and are insisting that the doctor who
performed the post mortem examination and signed the document is not a
“resident pathologist,” as indicated.

They assert that, officially, there are only two consultant pathologists on the
hospital’s medical staff – and she is not one of them. REAL News’ perusal of
the official list confirmed this assertion.

“Nothing personal,” one tells our newsroom. “But given the legal implications
of such procedures, the Government needs to be more careful about its
designations,” a staff member says.